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30 Year Old Arrested For Drunk Driving – Name Released

(CENTRAL HURON, ON) – Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged a North Middlesex resident with Impaired Driving offences following a traffic complaint on Sunday December 10th. 

An off-duty police officer was driving North on Sharpes Creek Line in the Municipality of Central Huron just after 3:00 p.m. on December 10th, 2023, when the officer observed a vehicle blocking traffic on the roadway. The officer contacted the Huron OPP to attend their location.

Police spoke to the driver and determined that they had been consuming alcohol prior to driving. 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 before an OPP qualified breath technician which resulted in breath samples exceeding three times the legal limit.

James STEELE, 30 years of age from North Middlesex has been charged with:

–      Operation while Impaired – alcohol and drugs,

–      Operation while Impaired – Over 80,

–      Dangerous Operation.

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 22nd, 2024, at the Ontario Court of Justice – Goderich. 

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