Area OPP Police Press Releases

Drunk Driver Going 170 In An 80 Arrested

(WEST PERTH, ON) – The Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged a driver for stunt driving while being impaired.

On May 29, 2022, just before 10:00 a.m., an officer initiated a traffic stop on Perth Line 44 in the Municipality of West Perth after the vehicle was observed by the officer travelling at over 170km/h in an 80km/h zone.

During the investigation, it was determined that the driver had consumed alcohol. The driver was arrested and transported to a local operations centre for further testing.

Robert FORLER, 54, of Stratford, has been charged with:

–      Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs

–      Operation while impaired – Blood Alcohol Concentration (80 plus)

–      Race a Motor Vehicle – Excessive Speed

The accused party was released from custody and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Stratford at a later date to answer to the charges. A 90-day Administrative Driver’s License Suspension (A.D.L.S.) and 14-day Vehicle Impoundment was initiated as per statute.

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.