Area OPP Police Press Releases

Drunk Driver Arrested In Wingham – ROMPH

(NORTH HURON, ON) – A resident of Wingham is facing an Operation While Impaired – Blood Alcohol Concentration (80 Plus) charge following a failed roadside test in Wingham this past weekend.

On Sunday, September 11, 2022 at approximately 3:00 p.m. a Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer was parked on Alfred Street West in Wingham when the driver of a car pulled up behind the patrol vehicle. The driver exited his car and the officer had an opportunity to speak with the driver. While speaking with the driver the investigating officer suspected the driver had been drinking alcohol.

A roadside screening test was administered, and the driver registered a fail. The accused was immediately placed under arrest for 80 Plus and was taken into custody. 

The accused was subsequently 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. 

Paul ROMPH, 53 years of age from Wingham 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 31, 2022 at the Ontario Court of Justice – Goderich.