(CENTRAL HURON, ON) - A traffic stop last weekend in Clinton has led to the arrest and a subsequent charge of Impaired Operation - Blood Alcohol Concentration 80 Plus against a Central Huron driver.
On Sunday, February 23, 2020 at around 3:10 p.m. a Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer observed a motor vehicle leaving a licenced establishment in Clinton thus prompting a sobriety check on the driver.
Upon stopping the vehicle at the north end of Clinton the investigating officer spoke with the driver and quickly noticed the driver had consumed some alcohol. A roadside screening test was conducted and the driver subsequently registered a fail. As a result the driver was arrested and transported to the Listowel OPP detachment for breath tests.
The driver provided two samples of his breath to the qualified intoxilizer technician and both of his test results were analyzed to be above the legal limit.
Christopher HOGGARTH, 47 years of age from Clinton has been charged with Operation While Impaired - Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) 80 Plus. He was also served with a 90-day driver's licence suspension and his vehicle was impounded. He has been released from custody with a court date scheduled for March 16, 2020 at the Ontario Court of Justice - Goderich.