(MORRIS-TURNBERRY, ON) – A resident of Huron East has been charged with Impaired Operation after police received a call about a possible impaired driver stuck in the snow on St. Michael’s Road this past weekend.
At approximately 2:16 a.m. on January 30, 2022 Huron County OPP officers responded to a report of a pickup truck that was stuck in the snow off of St. Michael’s Road. Upon arrival officers located a pickup truck that appeared to be bottomed out in the snow partially off the shoulder of the roadway.
The investigating officer spoke with the driver and noticeable signs of impairment were observed. The driver was arrested and was subsequently transported to the Huron OPP Detachment for breath tests. Two samples of breath were provided to the Intoxilizer Technician and both samples were found to be above the legal limit.
Matthew DEJONG, 36 years of age from Huron East has been charged with Operation While Impaired, Operation While Impaired – Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) 80 Plus and Operation While Prohibited – two counts. The accused has since been released from custody with a court appearance scheduled for March 7, 2022 at the Ontario Court of Justice – Goderich.