(THAMES CENTRE, ON) - On June 22, 2019, at approximately 11:00 p.m., members of the Middlesex County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were on patrol and conducted a traffic stop on Hamilton Road, in the Municipality of Thames Centre.
Upon further investigation, police determined that the driver had consumed alcohol. The driver was requested to provide a road-side breath sample and the driver registered a 'FAIL'. The driver was arrested and transported to a police station for further testing.
As a result of the police investigation, Mark SHAW, 50-year-old of Brantford, Ontario was charged with Operation While Impaired - Blood Alcohol Concentration (80 plus), pursuant to the Criminal Code of Canada (CC).
The accused was issued a 90 day Automatic Drivers Licence Suspension (ADLS), and the vehicle was impounded for seven days. They are scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in London, Ontario on July 25, 2019.
The OPP remains committed to ensuring Ontario roads are safe from alcohol-impaired and drug-impaired drivers. If you plan on drinking or consuming drugs, please ensure you have arranged for a designated driver, take a taxi or public transit.