(CITY OF GUELPH, ON) - On Sunday December 23, 2018 members of the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were conducting a Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (R.I.D.E.) Check on the Hanlon Expressway, Guelph. At approximately 2:00 a.m. the driver of a silver van entered the R.I.D.E. check.
While speaking with the male driver, officers formed the opinion that he was under the influence of alcohol. Officers made the demand for the driver to provide a sample of his breath into an approved screening device to wit he refused. Further investigation found that the vehicle was uninsured.
20-year-old Connor Aric SCHRODER of Prince Edward County has been charged with the new charge; Refusing to Comply with Demand for a Sample of Breath contrary to section 320.15(1) of the Criminal Code of Canada. He has also been charged with Driving without Insurance contrary to the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act of Ontario. 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 25, 2018.