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DUCHARME Arrested For Drunk Driving

(CENTRAL HURON, ON) – Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged a Huron East resident with an Impaired Driving offence following a festive Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (RIDE) check on Friday December 8th. 

Members of the Huron OPP were conducting a RIDE spot check at the intersection of Summerhill Road and Kinburn Line in the Municipality of Central Huron on December 8th, 2023, when a vehicle entered the RIDE check just after 5:00 p.m.

Police spoke to the driver and determined that they had been consuming alcohol prior to driving. Police demanded a roadside breath sample which resulted in a failure. The driver was subsequently placed under arrest for Impaired Operation, taken into custody, and transported to the Huron OPP detachment in Clinton for further breath tests before an OPP qualified breath technician which resulted in breath samples exceeding the legal limit.

Timothy DUCHARME, 49 years of age from Huron East has been charged with:

–      Operation while Impaired – Over 80.

The accused was additionally charged with an offence under the Liquor Licence Control Act (LLCA).

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 15th, 2024, at the Ontario Court of Justice – Goderich. 

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