(BLUEWATER, ON) – Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged a South Huron resident with Impaired Operation – Blood Alcohol Concentration (80 Plus) following a failed roadside test on March 4th at approximately 7:15 p.m. on Airport Line northwest of Exeter.
Huron County OPP officers were patrolling in Bluewater when they observed a pickup truck being driven on the roadway without taillights activated in dark conditions. Police conducted a traffic stop and spoke with the driver which led to the investigating officer conducting a roadside screening device test on the driver. The roadside breath test resulted in a failure and the driver was placed under arrest and taken into custody.
The accused was then transported to the Huron OPP Detachment 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.
Geoffrey RALPH, 55 years of age from South Huron has been charged with Operation While Impaired – Blood Alcohol Concentration (80 Plus).
The accused was additionally charged with offences under the Liquor Licence Control Act and Highway Traffic Act.
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 April 17th, 2023, at the Ontario Court of Justice – Goderich.