Area OPP Police Press Releases

Impaired Driver Arrested In Mitchell

(WEST PERTH, ON) – On April 30, 2022, just after 6:00 p.m., the Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was dispatched to St. George Street, in Mitchell, for the report of a possible impaired driver called in by a concerned citizen.

The suspect vehicle was located by police, and during the course of the investigation, the investigating officer determined that the driver had consumed alcohol. The driver was arrested and brought to a local OPP operations centre for further testing.

Taylor LEBLANC, 23, West Perth, has been charged with the following:

–      Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs

–      Operation while impaired – blood concentration (80 plus)

A 90-day Administrative Driver’s License Suspension (A.D.L.S.) and a 7-day Vehicle Impoundment was initiated as per statute. The accused is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Stratford at a later date to answer to the charges.

If you suspect someone is driving while their ability to operate a motor vehicle is impaired, either by drug or alcohol, call police at 911 to report it.