Area OPP Police Press Releases

46 Year Old From North Perth Arrested

(NORTH PERTH, ON) – On January 12, 2022, at approximately 7:38 p.m., Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) stopped a motor vehicle for suspicious driving on Davidson Avenue North in the Municipality of North Perth.

Upon speaking with the driver, the officer had reason to believe the driver was impaired by a drug. The driver conducted a Standardized Field Sobriety Test, he was subsequently arrested and transported to a local operations centre for a Drug Recognition Evaluation.

As a result, Patricia HAMILTON, 46, of North Perth has been charged with:

–      Operation while Impaired – alcohol and drugs

A 90-day Administrative Driver’s License Suspension (A.D.L.S.) and a 7-day Vehicle Impoundment was initiated as per statute. The accused is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Stratford at a later date to answer to the charges.

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