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Impaired Driver Arrested In Goderich

(GODERICH, ON) – Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has arrested another impaired driver following a traffic complaint that was investigated this past weekend. 

On Saturday, December 4, 2021 at approximately 7:17 p.m., Huron OPP officers received a call from a member of the public about a possible impaired driver that was operating a vehicle in an erratic manner near the five points in Goderich. Shortly after a Huron OPP officer located and stopped the suspect vehicle on Gibbons Street. 

Some observations were made by the investigating officer that prompted the officer to conduct a Standard Field Sobriety Test (SFST). The test was conducted and the driver performed poorly. As such, he was placed under arrest and was transported to the Clinton OPP Detachment for further testing. The driver ultimately failed to complete the Drug Recognition Evaluation (DRE) and was subsequently charged.

Jeffrey ZAPALAC, 38 years of age, from Kitchener has been charged with Operation While Impaired and Failure to Comply with Demand. The accused has since been released from custody with a court appearance scheduled for January 24, 2022 at the Ontario Court of Justice – Goderich.

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