(WEST PERTH, ON) - A Mitchell driver is facing an impaired driving charge after a collision last week.
On November 12 2020, just after 06:00 p.m., Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), West Perth Fire Department, and Perth County Paramedic Services responded to a collision on Line 42, in the Municipality of West Perth. The preliminary investigation has revealed that the driver of a car travelling westbound on Line 42 entered the eastbound lane, striking the rear of a tractor that was travelling in that lane.
The driver of the car was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
During the course of the investigation, officers formed the opinion that the driver of the car had consumed alcohol. A Roadside Screening Device test was conducted which resulted in a fail. The driver was arrested and further testing was conducted, where two samples of breath provided were more than double the legal limit.
As a result, Andrew RUSSELL, 28, of Mitchell, has been charged with:
Operation While Impaired - Blood Alcohol Concentration (80 Plus)
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 at the Ontario Court of Justice in Stratford at a later date 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.
Anyone with information regarding this or any incident is asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or online at www.opp.ca/reporting. Should you wish to remain anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous online message at http://hc-cs.ca where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.