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62 Year Old Arrested For Drinking & Driving Lawn Tractor

(HURON EAST, ON) – Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged a Huron East resident with Impaired driving offences following a complaint in Huron East, Seaforth on October 14th, 2023. 

Just after 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 14th, Huron County OPP officers responded to a complaint of a suspicious person on Goderich Street West in the Town of Seaforth. Police spoke to the complainant who advised police that an individual had been going through the complainants’ belongings on the property. The complainant, who had been drinking alcohol, was operating a lawn tractor and about to exit a driveway onto the roadway. Officers stopped the complainant before they drove onto the road and subsequently arrested them for Impaired Operation.

The accused was transported to the Huron OPP detachment to provide further breath samples before a qualified Intoxilyzer Breath Technician. Suitable breath samples were provided to police which resulted in readings over three times the legal limit.

Douglas BARRETT, 62 years of age from the Municipality of Huron East has been charged with:

–      Operation while Impaired – alcohol and drugs,

–      Operation while Impaired – Over 80,

–      Operation while Prohibited – (four counts).

The accused was released from custody with a court appearance scheduled for November 27th, 2023, at the Ontario Court of Justice – Goderich. 

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