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Drunk Driver Extricated From Vehicle

(PERTH EAST, ON) – Another impaired driver has been arrested and charged after they rolled their car into the ditch.

Just after 7:30 a.m. on January 8 2022, the Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Perth County Paramedic Service, and Perth East Fire Department responded to a single vehicle collision on Perth Road 135, in the Township of Perth East. The driver of the vehicle had to be extricated by the fire department, and was transported to a local hospital as a precaution.

During the investigation, officers determined that the driver had consumed alcohol, and was impaired. They were arrested and further testing was conducted.

Julie STEVERS, 36, of West Perth, has been charged with:

–       Operation while Impaired – Alcohol and Drugs

–       Operation while Impaired – Blood Alcohol Concentration (80 Plus)

A 90-day Administrative Driver’s License Suspension (A.D.L.S.) and 7-day Vehicle Impoundment was initiated as per statute. The accused is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Stratford at a later date to answer to the charges. 

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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