Area OPP Police Press Releases

Hwy 21 Collision – 77 Year Old Arrested For Drunk Driving

(SOUTH HURON, ON) – A resident of Lambton Shores is facing an Operation While Impaired – Cause Bodily Harm charge following a two-vehicle crash this past weekend north of Grand Bend.

On Sunday, June 10, 2022 at approximately 2:25 p.m. Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers and Huron County Paramedic Services responded to a two-vehicle crash located on Bluewater Veteran’s Highway (Highway 21) south of Dashwood Road.

Upon arrival officers located a heavily damaged pickup truck on the roadway along with a sport utility vehicle in the west ditch. The driver and passenger from the sport utility vehicle were transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Upon speaking with the driver of the pickup truck the investigating officer noted the driver was displaying several signs of impairment. Consequently the driver was placed under arrest for Impaired Operation and was later charged.

Gerard JONES, 77 years of age from Lambton Shores has been charged with Operation While Impaired – Cause Bodily Harm along with two provincial offences act charges.

The accused has since been released from custody with a court appearance scheduled for May 30, 2022 at the Ontario Court of Justice – Goderich.