(TOWNSHIP OF CENTRE WELLINGTON, ON) - On July 25, 2019, just before midnight, an Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer was on general patrol on Wellington Road 22 when they observed a white pick-up truck travelling eastbound at varying speeds and all over the roadway. The officer conducted a traffic stop and while speaking with the driver, determined that their ability to operate a motor vehicle was impaired by alcohol and they were placed under arrest. The driver was transported to a local OPP Operation Centre for further testing.
John Patrick KELLY, 60-years-old of Fergus 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 (A.D.L.S.) and 7-day Vehicle Impoundment was initiated as per statute. The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice - Guelph on August 27, 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.