(TOWN OF ERIN, ON) - On March 31, 2020, at approximately 5:40 a.m. the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a single motor vehicle collision involving a possible impaired driver on Highway 6 near Wellington Road 22.
Police spoke with the driver and determined that their ability to operate a motor vehicle was impaired by alcohol. The driver was placed under arrest and transported to a local OPP Operation Centre for further testing.
Austin WRIGHT, 20-years-old of Arran-Elderslie has been charged with Operation While Impaired - Alcohol and Drug and Operation While Impaired - 80 Plus 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 July 31, 2020 to answer to the charges.
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.