(TOWNSHIP OF CENTRE WELLINGTON, ON) - On Sunday December 9, 2018 at approximately 5:00 p.m. the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) stopped a vehicle for expired plates on Highway 6, north of Guelph. The driver was also driving with a suspended licence.
While speaking with the female driver officers formed the opinion that she was under the influence of alcohol. She was arrested and brought to a local OPP Operations Centre for further testing.
30-year-old Jessica Marie KNAUS of Belwood has been charged with Failing to Provide a Sample of Breath, Driving While Suspended and Driving with Expired Plates. A 90-day Administrative Driver's Licence Suspension (A.D.L.S.) and 7-day Vehicle Impoundment was initiated as per statute. She is scheduled to appear in Guelph Criminal Court on January 11, 2019.
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.