(TOWNSHIP OF GUELPH/ERAMOSA, ON) - On December 22, 2019, at approximately 3:00 a.m. Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a single vehicle collision on Wellington Road 124 near the Hamlet of Everton south. Initial reports indicated that a driver had nearly hit another vehicle head on before entering the ditch. OPP responded and while speaking with the driver, formed the opinion that they were impaired by 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, Tyler Robert SMITH, 23-years-old of Erin has been charged with 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 January 24, 2020.
If you suspect someone is driving while their ability to operate a motor vehicle is impaired by drugs or alcohol, please call 911 immediately.