Area OPP Police Press Releases

Drunk Driver Arrested In Rock Garden

TOWNSHIP OF GUELPH-ERAMOSA, ON) – On August 23, 2021, at approximately 3:20 p.m., members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Wellington County Detachment responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Ariss Valley Road in Guelph-Eramsoa Township. It was reported that a vehicle was travelling eastbound in an erratic manner prior to it leaving the roadway and getting stuck in a rock garden.

Police located the vehicle and while interacting with the driver, determined that their ability to operate a motor vehicle was impaired by alcohol and they were placed under arrest.

As a result of the investigation, David WRIGHT, 46-years-old of Harriston has been charged with Operation While Impaired and Operation While Impaired – Blood Alcohol Concentration 80 Plus contrary to the Criminal Code. 

A 90-day Administrative Driver’s Licence Suspension (A.D.L.S.) and 7-day Vehicle Impoundment was initiated as per statute. The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice – Guelph on September 10, 2021.

If you suspect someone is driving while their ability to operate a motor vehicle is impaired, either by drug or alcohol, call police at 911 to report it.

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