(TOWNSHIP OF WELLINGTON NORTH, ON) - On Friday, April 12, 2019 at approximately 5:00 p.m., the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a possible impaired driver on Wellington Road 109 east of Arthur, Ontario. An OPP officer located and stopped the driver of the grey sedan at a gas station in the Village of Arthur.
While speaking with the male driver, officers formed the opinion that he was under the influence of alcohol. A Roadside Screening test was conducted which resulted in a fail. He was arrested and brought to a local OPP Operations Centre for further testing.
Jason Leigh BALKWILL, 38-years-old of Guelph has been charged with Impaired Operation - 80mg plus of alcohol per 100mL of blood. 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 the Ontario Court of Justice on May 14, 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.