(NORTH PERTH, ON) – On September 3, 2022, at approximately 11:43 p.m., Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) stopped and investigated a motor vehicle that was speeding on Perth Line 88 in the Municipality of North Perth.
Upon speaking with a driver, the officer had reason to believe the driver was impaired by a drug. The driver was arrested and transported to a local operations centre for a Drug Recognition Evaluation.
As a result, Michael BELL, 42, of Fordwich, has been charged with:
– Operation while Impaired – alcohol and drugs
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.