(TOWNSHIP OF CENTRE WELLINGTON, ON) - On Thursday September 20, 2018 at approximately 3:15 a.m. a Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer investigated the male driver of a blue sedan on Black Street in the Town of Fergus for a Highway Traffic Act violation.
While speaking with the driver police determined that he was under the influence of alcohol. An open container of alcohol was also observed within reach of the driver. A Roadside Screening Device Test (ASD) was conducted which resulted in a fail. He was arrested and brought to a local OPP Operations Centre for further testing.
29-year-old Jonathon PARKER of Fergus has been charged with Over 80 mgs contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada as well as Drive Motor Vehicle With Open Container of Liquor contrary to the Liquor Licence Act and Drive Motor Vehicle - No Currently Validated Permit contrary to the Highway Traffic Act.
A 90-day Administrative Driver's Licence Suspension (A.D.L.S.) and 7-day Vehicle Impoundment was initiated as per statute. He is scheduled to appear in Guelph Criminal Court on October 16, 2018.
If you suspect someone is driving while their ability to operate a motor vehicle is impaired, either by drug or alcohol, call police at 911 to report it.