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Impaired Driver On Boardwalk Arrested

(GODERICH, ON) – A citizen’s call to police about a driver that was driving a motorized vehicle on the new boardwalk in Goderich has led to an arrest and a charge for a Goderich resident.

Just after 6:00 a.m. on September 29, 2021 Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a call about a driver that was observed driving his sport utility vehicle on the pedestrian boardwalk at the end of Cove Road. 

Officers immediately responded and were able to locate the suspect vehicle on Courthouse Square near Kingston Street. Upon speaking with the driver the investigating officer made some observations that the driver was possibly impaired by a drug. A Standard Field Sobriety Test (SFST) was conducted and the driver performed poorly.  As a result he was arrested for Impaired Operation. 

The accused was then transported to the London OPP Detachment for testing conducted by a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE). Upon completion of the evaluation the DRE deemed the driver to be impaired by a drug. 

David HARRISON, 69 years of age from Goderich has been charged with Operation While Impaired. He has since been released from custody with a court appearance scheduled for November 1, 2021 at the Ontario Court of Justice – Goderich.

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