Area OPP Police Press Releases

Impaired Driver Arrested In North Perth

(NORTH PERTH, ON) – On September 8, 2021, just after 8:00 p.m., Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were alerted to a suspicious vehicle parked at a residence in the area of Perth Road 164 in the Municipality of North Perth. Police spoke with the vehicle driver who was displaying signs of impairment. The driver was arrested and transported to a local OPP detachment where further tests were administered.

As a result, Jeffrey JOHNSTON, 39, of Hamilton, has been charged with:

  • Operation While Impaired – Alcohol and Drugs
  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Opioid (other than heroin)
  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Methamphetamine

The accused in this matter was released from custody and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Stratford at a later date to answer to the charge.

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 immediately.

Anyone with information regarding these or any incident is asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or online at Should you wish to remain anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous online message at where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000. 

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