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29 Year Old Arrested

(HURON EAST, ON) – Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged a Huron East resident with an Impaired Driving offence following a traffic stop just before midnight on Wednesday January 31st, 2024. 

On January 31st, just prior to midnight, Huron County OPP officers observed a vehicle exit a business in the Municipality of Huron East, Seaforth. The officer observed an orange pilon being dragged under a wheel of the vehicle. The vehicle continued eastbound on Goderich Street East and was stopped by police.

Police spoke to the driver and determined that the driver had been consuming alcohol prior to driving. A demand was made by police for a sample of the driver’s breath into the roadside screening device, which resulted in a failure. The driver was subsequently placed under arrest for Impaired Operation and taken into custody. The driver was transported to the Huron OPP detachment in Clinton for further breath tests with an OPP qualified breath technician.

Jacob ASHBY, 29 years of age from Huron East has been charged with:

–      Operation while Impaired – Over 80.

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 March 4th, 2024, at the Ontario Court of Justice – Goderich. 

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