(SOUTH HURON, ON) – Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged a South Huron resident with an Impaired Driving offence following a traffic complaint in the early evening hours of Saturday December 2nd, 2023.
On December 2nd, just after 7:00 p.m., 2023, Huron County OPP officers were contacted by a concerned citizen who had observed a vehicle stopped sideways in the live lane of traffic on Hardy Street near Senior Street in the Municipality of South Huron, Exeter.
Police arrived on scene and located the driver seated inside the vehicle, which was against the curb. Police noted seven ducks in the rear seat as well. Police determined that the driver had been consuming alcohol prior to driving. A demand was made by police for a sample of the driver’s breath into the roadside screening device, which resulted in a failure. The driver was subsequently placed under arrest for Impaired Operation and taken into custody. The driver was transported to the Huron OPP detachment in Clinton for further breath tests with an OPP qualified breath technician.
Thuong HA, 59 years of age from South Huron has been charged with:
– Operation while Impaired – Over 80.
The involved vehicle was towed and impounded for seven days, and the accused’ driver’s license was suspended for a period of 90 days.
The accused has since been released from custody with a court appearance scheduled for January 8th, 2024, at the Ontario Court of Justice – Goderich.
Note: The duck “passengers” were later picked up by the owner.