Area OPP Police Press Releases

Impaired Driver Crashes In Benmiller

(ASHFIELD-COLBORNE-WAWANOSH, ON) – A Bluewater resident is facing Impaired Operation charges following a single motor vehicle collision that took place last week in Benmiller.

On August 17, 2021 at approximately 11:23 p.m. Huron County Paramedic Services and Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers responded to Benmiller to investigate a crash involving a pickup truck that collided with a guard rail. 

Upon interacting with the driver the investigating officer observed signs that the driver was under the influence of alcohol and was impaired. The driver was placed under arrest and was transported to the Huron OPP Detachment for breath tests. 

Two samples of breath were provided to the Intoxilizer Technician and both tests were found to be above the legal limit.

Hunter KENNEDY, 20 years of age from Bluewater has been charged with Operation While Impaired & Operation While Impaired – Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) 80 Plus.

The accused has since been released from custody with a court appearance scheduled for September 20, 2021 at the Ontario Court of Justice – Goderich.

An automatic 90-day driver’s licence suspension has been served on the driver and his vehicle was also impounded.

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