(CENTRAL HURON, ON) – Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged a Central Huron resident with Impaired Operation – Blood Alcohol Concentration (80 Plus) following a failed roadside test on March 4th at approximately 9:20 p.m. on Erie Street South in Clinton.
Huron County OPP officers were patrolling in Clinton when they observed a pickup truck driver fail to stop for a stop sign, and fail to signal for a turn. Police pulled the vehicle over 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.
James BOUGHEN, 77 years of age from Central Huron has been charged with Operation While Impaired – Blood Alcohol Concentration (80 Plus).
The accused was additionally charged with an offence under the 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 May 8th, 2023, at the Ontario Court of Justice – Goderich.