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FINKBEINER Arrested For Drunk Driving Following Collision With Hay Wagon

(SOUTH HURON, ON) – Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged a London resident with Impaired driving offences following a collision on January 24th at approximately 6:05 p.m. 

Huron County OPP, South Huron Fire Department and Huron County Paramedic Services were called to the scene of a collision on January 24th, 2023, just after 6:00 p.m. Upon arrival, emergency services discovered that a single vehicle had impacted the rear of a loaded hay wagon being towed by a tractor east of Exeter on Thames Road at Elimville Line, causing considerable damage to the involved sport utility vehicle (SUV). The lone female driver was transported to hospital for serious injuries.

Police spoke to the driver and determined that she had been consuming alcohol prior to driving. The driver was subsequently placed under arrest for Impaired Operation. After receiving medical treatment at the South Huron Hospital and London Health Sciences Centre, the driver eventually provided breath samples to police which resulted in readings over the legal limit.

Bryden FINKBEINER, 49 years of age from London has been charged with:

–      Operation while Impaired

–      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 April 17th, 2023, at the Ontario Court of Justice – Goderich.