(CENTRAL HURON, ON) – Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged a Central Huron resident with Impaired Operation – Blood Alcohol Concentration (80 Plus) following a failed roadside test on January 6th at approximately 6:10 p.m. on Base Line.
Huron County OPP officers were investigating a collision on Base Line in the Municipality of Central Huron on the afternoon of Friday, January 6th. A section of Base Line was closed to protect the scene. An OPP officer was approached by a driver who had driven around the road closure sign to speak with police. In speaking with the driver, the officer detected the odour of an alcoholic beverage on the driver’s breath which led to the officer conducting a roadside screening device test on the driver. The roadside breath test resulted in a failure and the driver was placed under arrest and taken into custody.
The accused was then transported to the Huron OPP Detachment for further breath tests. Two samples of breath were supplied to the Intoxilyzer Technician and both tests were found to be over the legal limit.
Jonathan ATKINSON, 28 years of age from Central Huron has been charged with Operation While Impaired – Blood Alcohol Concentration (80 Plus).
The involved vehicle was towed and impounded for seven days, and the accused’ driver’s license was suspended for a period of 90 days.
The accused has since been released from custody with a court appearance scheduled for January 30th, 2023, at the Ontario Court of Justice – Goderich.