(HOWICK TWP, ON) – Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged a Howick Township resident with an Impaired Driving offence following a traffic stop in the late evening hours of Saturday September 23rd, 2023.
Huron County OPP officers were conducting stationary observations at an intersection in Howick Township. A westbound motor vehicle was travelling on Gough Road and was stopped by police to ensure driver sobriety at 11:13 p.m. Police spoke to the driver and determined that they had been consuming alcohol prior to driving. A demand was made by police for a sample of the driver’s breath into the roadside screening device, which resulted in a failure. The driver was subsequently placed under arrest for Impaired Operation and taken into custody. The driver was transported to the Huron OPP detachment in Clinton for further breath tests with an OPP qualified breath technician.
Paul REIDT, 60 years of age from Howick Township has been charged with:
– Operation while Impaired – Over 80.
The involved vehicle was towed and impounded for seven days, and the accused’ driver’s license was suspended for a period of 90 days.
The accused has since been released from custody with a court appearance scheduled for October 30th, 2023, at the Ontario Court of Justice – Goderich.