(TOWNSHIP OF CENTRE WELLINGTON, ON) - On November 22, 2019, at approximately 11:00 p.m. Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a single vehicle collision on Wellington Road 18 east of the Town of Fergus. Initial reports indicated that a driver had rolled a blue pick-up truck and had suffered injuries.
Emergency service responded the male was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Police attended the hospital and while speaking with the driver, formed the opinion that the driver was impaired by alcohol. The driver was arrested and underwent further testing.
As a result of the investigation, Justin William KING, 26-years-old of Amaranth has been charged with Impaired Operation and Impaired Operation - 80 Plus (mgs of alcohol in 100mL of blood). 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 December 24, 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.