(TOWN OF ERIN, ON) - On August 15, 2020, at approximately 7:40 p.m. the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a single motor vehicle collision on the Eighth Line in the Town of Erin. It was reported that a pick-up truck was southbound when it left the roadway and collided with some trees. A passerby witnessed the vehicle being driven out of the ditch and called police.
Officers located the vehicle that was heavily damaged and while speaking with the driver determined that they had consumed alcohol. A Roadside Screening Device test was conducted which resulted in a fail. The driver was transported to a local OPP Operation Centre for further testing.
Jeremy BROWN, 24-years-old of Erin has been charged with Impaired Operation - 80 Plus (mg of alcohol per 100 mL of blood) 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 September 15, 2020.
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.