(NEWBURY, ON) - On August 31, 2019, at approximately 2:45 a.m., members of the Middlesex County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were dispatched to a motor vehicle collision on Hagerty Road, in the Village of Newbury.
Police received information that a motor vehicle had struck a hydro pole, causing the pole to break. The driver then fled the scene in their motor vehicle.
A short time later, police located a vehicle with damage on Concession Drive. Upon further investigation, police determined that the driver had consumed alcohol. The driver was arrested and transported to a police station for further testing.
As a result of the police investigation, Sean KEATING, 50-year-old of Bothwell, Ontario has been charged pursuant to the Criminal Code of Canada (CC);
Operation while impaired - blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)
Operation while impaired - alcohol and drugs; and with,
Fail to remain, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act.
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 October 1, 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.