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Impaired FIRBY Crashes Into Parked Car

(PERTH EAST, ON) – A driver has been arrested and charged for being impaired after a collision in the Township of Perth East last week.

On December 16 2021, just after 7:30 p.m., the Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a collision that had just occurred, after a mini-van struck a parked, unoccupied car on Huron Road.

When police arrived on scene, the driver was found to be impaired by drug. They were arrested and transported to an OPP operations centre for further testing. Two other occupants of the van, an adult and child, were not injured in the collision.

Michael FIRBY, 34, of Central Huron, has been charged with:

–       Operation while Impaired – alcohol and drugs

–       Operation while Prohibited

The accused 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 charges.

A 90-day Administrative Driver’s License Suspension (A.D.L.S.) and 45-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.

Anyone with information regarding this or any incident is asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or online at www.opp.ca/reporting. Should you wish to remain anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous online message at www.P3tips.com where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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