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Edmund RYAN – Impaired Driving

(NORTH PERTH, ON) – The Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have charged the operator of an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) with impaired driving after a collision in the Municipality of North Perth yesterday.

On April 18 2021, just before 6:00 p.m., the Perth County OPP and Perth County Paramedic Services responded to a single vehicle collision on private property on Road 154, near Perth Line 72 after an ATV rolled on top of the driver. The driver was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.

During the investigation, it was determined that the driver was impaired by alcohol. They were arrested and provided samples of their breath. 

As a result, Edmund RYAN, 61, of North Perth, has been charged with:

  • Operation while Impaired – alcohol and drugs
  • Operation while Impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 Plus)

A 90-day driving suspension and seven-day vehicle impoundment was initiated as per statute. The accused 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.

Anyone with information regarding this or any incident is asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or online at www.opp.ca/reporting. Should you wish to remain anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous online message at www.P3tips.com where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.