(TOWNSHIP OF WELLINGTON NORTH, ON) - On September 12, 2019 at approximately 10:40 p.m. members of the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a possible impaired driver that had just left an eating establishment on Wellington Road 109.
Officers located the minivan as described by the witness and while speaking with the driver, officers formed the opinion that the driver was under the influence of alcohol. A Roadside Screening Device test was conducted which resulted in a fail. The driver was arrested and brought to a local OPP operations centre for further testing.
As a result of the investigation, Matthew LOCKHART, 44-years-old of Mapleton Township, has been charged with Impaired Operation - 80 Plus (mgs of alcohol in 100mL of blood) and Operation While Prohibited contrary to the Criminal Code. 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 October 15, 2019.