(TOWNSHIP OF CENTRE WELLINGTON,ON) - On December 8, 2019, at approximately 1:00 a.m. the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a disturbance at a residence located on Flannery Drive in the Town of Fergus.
Officers mediated the situation and guests of the residence agreed to stay at a hotel and leave by way of a cab due to their level of intoxication. Police returned to the residence to retrieve property that had been left behind and when they went back outside they observed a red pickup truck being operated by the same intoxicated person that they were just dealing with. Officers flagged the vehicle down and the driver was placed under arrest.
Greg DESAULNIERS, 27-years-old of Brantford, has been charged with Impaired and Impaired Operation - 80 Plus (mg of alcohol per 100 mL of blood) 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 December 31, 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.