(TOWNSHIP OF PUSLINCH, ON) - On November 1, 2020 at approximately 1:30 p.m. a member of the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) conducted a traffic stop of a passenger vehicle on Lake Road in Puslinch Township.
Police spoke with the driver and formed the opinion that they had alcohol in their system. A Roadside Screening Test was conducted which resulted in a fail. The driver was arrested and brought to a local OPP Operations Centre for further testing.
Joseph Christopher HODGKINSON, 30-years-old of Brantford has been charged with Impaired Operation - 80 Plus (mg of alcohol per 100 mL of blood contrary to the Criminal Code, Driving a Motor Vehicle with Cannabis Readily Available contrary to the Cannabis Control Act, and Speeding contrary to the Highway traffic Act.
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 November 24, 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.