Area OPP Police Press Releases

HODGINS Arrested

(SOUTH HURON, ON) – Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged a Bluewater resident with Impaired Operation – Blood Alcohol Concentration (80 Plus) following a failed roadside test on February 18th at approximately 2:15 p.m. on Morrison Line at Huron Street East, just east of Exeter. 

Huron County OPP officers were conducting a Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (R.I.D.E.) check on Morrison Line in South Huron when a vehicle entered the RIDE check. Police spoke with the driver which led to the investigating officer conducting a roadside screening device test on the driver. The roadside breath test resulted in a failure and the driver was placed under arrest and taken into custody. 

The accused was then transported to the Huron OPP Detachment for further breath tests. Two samples of breath were supplied to the Intoxilyzer Technician and both tests were found to be over the legal limit. 

Scott HODGINS, 50 years of age from Bluewater has been charged with Operation While Impaired – Blood Alcohol Concentration (80 Plus).

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 March 27th, 2023, at the Ontario Court of Justice – Goderich.