(CENTRAL HURON, ON) – Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged a Bluewater resident with Impaired Driving offences following a collision on Monday January 1st, 2024.
Huron County OPP responded to reports of a suspected impaired driver that had left the roadway on Bayfield Road and collided with a hydro pole near Stone School Line in the Municipality of Central Huron. Police were contacted just after 2:00 a.m. on January 1st, 2024, and arrived shortly after.
Police spoke to the driver and determined that they had been consuming alcohol prior to driving. The driver was subsequently placed under arrest for Impaired Operation and taken into custody. The driver was transported to the South Bruce OPP detachment in Kincardine for further breath tests before an OPP qualified breath technician.
Dale REID, 55 years of age from Bluewater has been charged with:
– Operation while Impaired – alcohol and drugs,
– Operation while Impaired – Over 80,
– Dangerous Operation.
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 February 5th, 2024, at the Ontario Court of Justice – Goderich.