(TOWNSHIP OF WELLINGTON NORTH, ON) - On Tuesday December 4, 2018 at approximately 8:30 p.m. members of the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a vehicle collision on Elgin Street South, Mount Forest. It was reported that driver had struck a parked vehicle and was attempting to flee the scene.
Police located the driver and while speaking with him formed the opinion that he was under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested and brought to a local OPP Operations Centre for further testing.
28-year-old Shawn Timothy FITZPATRICK of Mount Forest has been charged with Failing to Provide Sample of Breath, Careless Driving and Failing to Surrender Licence. 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 Court on January 8, 2019.