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35 Year Old From Stratford Arrested

(PERTH EAST, ON) – A motor vehicle driver is facing charges after the Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) conducted a traffic stop in the Township of Perth East.

On Thursday, January 18th, 2024, just after 9:00 p.m. OPP was alerted to a motor vehicle that was observed driving in a concerning matter. OPP spoke with the vehicle driver and as a result, Lindsay Ballantyne, 35, of Stratford, was charged with:

–       Operation while impaired- alcohol and drugs

–       Operation while impaired- blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Stratford on February 12, 2024 to answer to the charges. A 90-day Administrative Driver’s Licence Suspension (A.D.L.S.) and a 7-day Vehicle Impoundment was initiated as per stature.

If you suspect someone is driving while their ability to operate a motor vehicle is impaired, by drug of alcohol, call police at 911 to report it.

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