(OXFORD COUNTY, ON) – On March 19, 2021, at approximately 12:30 a.m., the Oxford County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a vehicle in the ditch on Oxford Road 29, Blandford-Blenheim Township.
Police located the vehicle and while speaking with the driver, the officer detected signs of impairment and placed the individual under arrest.
The driver was transported to the Ingersoll OPP detachment for testing. A Drug Recognition Evaluator administered the tests and it was determined that the driver was impaired by drug.
As a result of the investigation, 33-year-old Derek BALINT of Oxford County was charged with Operation While Impaired.
The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Woodstock at a later date.