(TOWNSHIP OF PUSLINCH, ON) - On March 5, 2020, at approximately 12:25 a.m. the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a traffic hazard on Fife Road at Wellington Road 32 in Puslinch Township. It was reported that a sedan was stopped in the live lane with the engine running and the driver slumped over the wheel.
Officers located the vehicle and had to force entry inside because the driver was unresponsive. Police determined that that driver's ability to operate a motor vehicle was impaired by alcohol and they were placed under arrest once medically cleared by Emergency Medical Services. The driver was transported to a local OPP Operation Centre for further testing.
As a result of the investigation, Evelina SKALSKYTE, 23-years-old of Puslinch Township 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 April 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.