(NORTH PERTH, ON) – On August 10, 2021, just after 9:00 a.m., the Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was alerted to a suspicious person at a local business. Police attended the business on Main Street in Listowel and observed a motor vehicle parked in the parking lot with an occupant in the driver’s seat, who appeared to be sleeping. Police spoke with the occupant who was showing signs of impairment. The individual was arrested and transported to a local OPP detachment where further tests were administered.
As a result, Steven KUEPFER, a 30-year-old resident of Huron East, has been charged with:
- Operation While Impaired – Alcohol and Drugs
- Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Methamphetamine
A 90-day driving suspension and seven-day vehicle impoundment was initiated as per statute. The accused in this matter was released from custody 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 immediately.