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Beached Vehicle Leads To Impaired Charge – Name Released

(ASHFIELD-COLBORNE-WAWANOSH TWP, ON) – Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged a Huron East resident with Impaired Driving offences following complaints received by police on Sunday August 20th. 

Huron County OPP were contacted by concerned citizens that reported people drinking alcohol on the beach at the end of Zion Road on August 20th, 2023, at approximately 4:50 p.m. in Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh Township. Police attended the area of the report and observed a vehicle on the beach matching that provided in the complaints.

Police spoke to the suspected driver and determined that they had been consuming alcohol prior to driving. A demand was made by police for a sample of the driver’s breath into the roadside screening device, which resulted in a failure. The driver was subsequently placed under arrest for Impaired Operation and taken into custody. The driver was transported to the Huron OPP detachment in Clinton for further breath tests with an OPP qualified breath technician.

Timothy DUCHARME, 49 years of age from Huron East has been charged with:

–      Operation while Impaired – alcohol and drugs,

–      Operation while Impaired – Over 80.

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 September 25th, 2023, at the Ontario Court of Justice – Goderich. 

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