(TOWNSHIP OF WELLINGTON NORTH, ON) - On January 28, 2020, at approximately 5:10 p.m. the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) investigated the driver of a sport utility vehicle (SUV) on King Street west in Wellington North Township for a Highway Traffic Act violation.
During the course of the investigation, officers formed the opinion that the driver had consumed 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.
Mark Daniel HOTSON, 31-years-old of the Town of Minto has been charged with 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 March 3, 2020.
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.