Area OPP Police Press Releases

47 Year Old From Mitchell Arrested

(WEST PERTH, ON) – On February 18, 2023, just after 10:30 p.m., the Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were conducting a Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (RIDE) checkpoint on Ontario Road in the Municipality of West Perth.  

Upon speaking with a driver who entered the checkpoint, the driver admitted to consuming alcohol at which time a roadside screening device was administered. The driver was arrested for impaired operation and transported to a local operations center for further testing.

As a result, Kirk KIPFER, a 47-year-old resident of Mitchell has been charged with the following:

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

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 has been released and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Stratford at a later date to answer to the charge.

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.