Area OPP Police Press Releases

Drunk Driver Arrested In Fordwich

(HOWICK, ON) – Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged a Kitchener resident with Operation While Impaired – Blood Alcohol Concentration (80 Plus) following a recent traffic stop in Fordwich.

On Saturday, August 27, 2022 at approximately 9:18 p.m. a Huron County OPP officer was stationed at a Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (RIDE) checkpoint in Fordwich when he observed a vehicle stop and turn away from the checkpoint. The officer proceeded to follow the vehicle to a residence located on Edward Street and had an opportunity to speak with the driver. Upon speaking with the driver the officer noted the driver had consumed some alcohol thus a roadside screening test was conducted. The test was completed and the driver registered a fail. 

The accused was placed under arrest and was transported to the Huron OPP 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.

Timothy COOPER, 59 years of age from Kitchener has been charged with Operation While Impaired – Blood Alcohol Concentration (80 Plus). The accused has since been released from custody with a court appearance scheduled for October 17, 2022 at the Ontario Court of Justice – Goderich.