(TOWNSHIP OF WELLINGTON NORTH, ON) - On January 29, 2020, at approximately 12:30 a.m. a Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer stopped a driver of a blue pickup truck on Highway 6 south of Mount Forest. The officer stopped the driver after the vehicle had been seen weaving within the lane.
While speaking with the driver, officers formed the opinion that the driver was under the influence by alcohol. A Roadside Screening test was conducted which resulted in a fail. Further investigation identified that the driver had no licence, insurance or a valid permit for the vehicle. The driver was arrested and brought to a local OPP operations centre for further testing.
As a result of the investigation, Shannon M. FLEURY, 42-years-old of Mount Forest has been charged with Refuse to Comply with Breath Demand, Drive without Insurance, Drive without a Licence, and Drive without a Valid Permit. 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 at 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 by drugs or alcohol, please call 911 immediately.