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Drunk Driver Arrested After Cross Lawn & Collision

(CENTRAL HURON, ON) – A St. Thomas resident is facing Impaired Operation charges following an incident that took place north of Bayfield recently.

On Saturday, August 27, 2022 at approximately 3:25 a.m. Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers responded to a call on Norma Street about the operator of a pickup truck that just drove onto the complainants lawn and struck a parked utility trailer. 

Officers arrived shortly thereafter and located the suspect at the scene. Upon speaking with the suspect the investigating officer noted the driver was displaying signs of impairment. The driver was subsequently arrested for Impaired Operation and was taken into custody. 

The accused was subsequently transported to the Huron Detachment for further testing. Two samples of breath were supplied to the Intoxilizer Technician and both tests were found to be above the legal limit.

Austin BRIDLE, 25 years of age from St. Thomas has been charged with Operation While Impaired and Operation While Impaired – Blood Alcohol Concentration 80 Plus. The accused has since been released from custody with a court appearance scheduled for September 26, 2022 at the Ontario Court of Justice – Goderich.