(TOWNSHIP OF CENTRE WELLINGTON, ON) - On March 2, 2020, at approximately 7:30 p.m. the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a motor vehicle on Highway 6 near Side Road 5 in Centre Wellington Township. It was reported that the driver of a black sedan lost control of the vehicle, struck a guard rail and came to rest in the ditch.
Police spoke with the driver and determined that their ability to operate a motor vehicle was impaired by alcohol and they were placed under arrest. The accused was transported to an OPP Operation Centre for further testing.
Christopher Raymond HATTON, 47-years-old of Fergus has been charged with Impaired Operation and 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 March 31, 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.