(SOUTH HURON, ON) - An early morning crash last week in Exeter has resulted in criminal charges for an Exeter resident.
At approximately 1:06 a.m. on Friday, August 28, 2020 Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were dispatched to Carling Street in Exeter after receiving information that a collision just took place and the involved driver was now walking away from the scene.
Upon arrival officers located an unoccupied parked vehicle that had been struck by the accused's vehicle along with a lot of vehicle debris on the roadway. Officers spoke with a witness and began patrolling for the driver that departed the crash scene. Shortly thereafter, officers located the suspect on Victoria Street West.
Upon speaking with the driver the investigating officer observed signs of impairment and placed the driver under arrest for Impaired Operation. He was subsequently transported to the Huron detachment for further testing. The driver provided two samples of his breath to a qualified Intoxilizer Technician and both tests were found to be over the legal limit.
Brandon MAYHEW, 28 years of age from Exeter has been charged with Impaired Operation, Impaired Operation - Blood Alcohol Concentration 80 Plus and Failure to Stop After Accident. He has since been released from custody with a court appearance scheduled for October 29, 2020 at the Ontario Court of Justice - Exeter.