(TOWNSHIP OF MAPLETON, ON) - On Wednesday March 13, 2019 at approximately 2:50 p.m. the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a two- motor-vehicle collision on Wellington Road 8 and Wellington Road 10 in Mapleton Township.
Investigation revealed that a northbound flatbed truck was towing a hydro pole when it was rear-ended by a northbound sport utility vehicle (SUV). Officers confirmed that neither driver was injured as a result of the collision. While speaking with the female driver of the SUV officers determined that her ability to operate a motor vehicle was impaired. She was placed under arrest and transported to a local OPP Operation Centre for further testing.
Irene STEENBERGEN, 50-years-old of North Perth Township has been charged with Impaired Operation and Impaired Operation - 80 Plus contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada.
A 90-day Administrative Driver's Licence Suspension and 7-day Vehicle Impoundment were initiated as per statute. She is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice on April 26, 2019 to answer to her charges.
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.