(SAUGEEN FIRST NATION, ON) – On February 4, 2021 at 2:03 p.m. members of the Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a traffic complaint involving a possible impaired driver on a snowmobile on Cameron Drive, near French Bay Road, in the Saugeen First Nation.
OPP officers located this snowmobile and spoke with the driver, who displayed obvious signs of impairment. The driver was arrested for impaired driver and was transported to the Grey Bruce OPP detachment in Wiarton. A breath test recorded readings over three times the legal limit of 80 milligrams (mgs) of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood.
Grey Bruce OPP have charged Benjamin JOHNSON, 35 years-of-age, from Saugeen First Nation with the following offences:
- Operation of a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol, section 320.14(1)(a) Criminal Code of Canada (CCC)
- Operation while impaired with blood alcohol concentration 80 mgs or more, section 320.14(1)(b) CCC
- Operation while prohibited under the Criminal Code, section 320.18(1)(a) CCC
The accused’s driver’s licence is suspended for 90 days and the snowmobile they were operating was towed and will be impounded for 45 days.
The accused must attend the Ontario Court of Justice in Walkerton on March 17, 2021.