(TOWNSHIP OF GUELPH-ERAMOSA, ON) - On September 20, 2019, at approximately 11:00 p.m. Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a vehicle collision on Jones Base Line south of Highway 7. Initial reports indicated that a driver had backed their vehicle into a parked vehicle and were attempting to leave the scene on foot. It was also reported that when the witnesses attempted to photograph the driver for identification, the driver grabbed the witness's phone and damaged it.
OPP responded and located the driver and while speaking with them, formed the opinion that they were under the influence of alcohol. A road side screening test was conducted and the driver registered a "Fail". They were arrested and brought to a local OPP Operations Centre for further testing.
As a result of the investigation, Emma Lindsay BAUMAN, 27-years-old of Guelph has been charged with Impaired Operation - 80 Plus (mgs of alcohol in 100mL of blood) and Mischief under $5000. A 90-day Administrative Driver's Licence Suspension (A.D.L.S.) and 7-day Vehicle Impoundment was initiated as per statute. The accused was scheduled to appear in the Ontario court of justice - Guelph on October 22, 2019.
If you suspect someone is driving while their ability to operate a motor vehicle is impaired by drugs or alcohol, please call 911 immediately.ac