(HURON EAST, ON) – Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged a Huron East resident with Impaired Driving offences following a traffic stop on October 28th just after 10:45 p.m. on Hydro Line Road in the Municipality of Huron East.
Huron County OPP officers were conducting a Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (R.I.D.E.) check at Roxboro Line and Hydro Line in Huron East when an eastbound vehicle appeared to avoid the checkpoint. The driver was subsequently stopped by police a short distance away with a police vehicle. Police spoke with the driver which led to the investigating officer discovering that the driver had been drinking alcohol prior to driving. The driver was placed under arrest for impaired operation and taken into custody.
The accused was then transported to the Perth County OPP Detachment in Sebringville 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.
Michael ECKERT, 34 years of age from Huron East has been charged with:
– Operation While Impaired,
– 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 December 4th, 2023, at the Ontario Court of Justice – Goderich.