Area OPP Police Press Releases

Mobility Scooter Operator Facing Drunk Driving Charge

(GODERICH, ON) – Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged a Goderich resident with Impaired Operation, and Impaired Operation – Blood Alcohol Concentration (80 Plus) following a complaint received by police on January 7th in Goderich. 

Just after midnight on January 7th, Huron County OPP received information from a concerned resident on St. David Street who observed a mobility scooter being driven by a male they believed had been drinking alcohol. Officers patrolled the area of the complaint and located the suspect driver a short time later on Walnut Street. The mobility scooter had been abandoned on John Street. The driver displayed signs of impairment and was placed under arrest and taken into custody. 

The accused was then transported to the Huron OPP Detachment for breath tests. Two samples of breath were supplied to the Intoxilyzer Technician and both tests were found to be over the legal limit. 

Ronald CARRICK, 56 years of age from Goderich has been charged with Operation While Impaired, and Operation While Impaired – Blood Alcohol Concentration (80 Plus).

The accused has since been released from custody with a court appearance scheduled for February 13, 2023, at the Ontario Court of Justice – Goderich. 

The Huron OPP would like to remind the public that motorized mobility scooters are defined as motor vehicles under the Criminal Code of Canada.