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26 Year Old From Mitchell Arrested

(WEST PERTH, ON) – A 26-year-old has been charged with impaired driving in the Municipality of West Perth.

On July 5, 2022, just after 11:00 p.m. a Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer on general patrol was travelling on Road 164 in West Perth, when they conducted a traffic stop due to driving behaviours.  

During the investigation, the driver was showing signs of alcohol consumption. The driver was arrested and transported to a local operations centre for further testing.

Mwange SAMPA, 26, of Mitchell, has been charged with:

–      Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs

–      Operation while impaired – Blood Alcohol Concentration (80 plus)

A 90-day Administrative Driver’s License Suspension (A.D.L.S.) and 30-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.