(NORTH HURON, ON) – Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged a North Huron resident with an Impaired Operation – Over 80 driving offence following a traffic stop on Friday, September 22nd.
On September 22, 2023, at 10:40 p.m., police observed a motor vehicle stopped near the intersection of Josephine Street and John Street East in the Town of Wingham, Township of North Huron. The officer observed people outside of the vehicle with suspected open alcohol. The officer then conducted a traffic stop to check the sobriety of the driver. Police spoke to the driver and determined that they had been consuming alcohol prior to driving. The driver registered a “Fail” on the roadside screening device (ASD) and was subsequently placed under arrest for Operation Over 80 and taken into custody. The driver was transported to the Huron County OPP detachment in Clinton for further breath tests with an OPP qualified breath technician.
Dustin BAKALAR, 22 years of age from North Huron has been charged with:
– Operation while Impaired – Over 80.
The accused’ driver’s license was suspended for a period of 90 days and the involved vehicle was towed and impounded for seven days.
The accused was later released from custody with a court appearance scheduled for November 6th at the Ontario Court of Justice – Goderich.