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Repeat Offender Arrested Again – Flight From Police, Impaired Driving, etc.

(BLUEWATER, ON) – Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged a Bluewater resident with several criminal driving offences following an incident on September 2nd, 2023. 

On Saturday, September 2nd at 4:48 p.m. Huron County OPP officers were patrolling in Zurich, Municipality of Bluewater after a motor vehicle had failed to stop for police. The suspect motor vehicle was located shortly after, parked at a business parking lot. Police located and spoke to the involved driver and placed them under arrest. The investigating officer determined that the driver had consumed alcohol prior to driving and was subsequently arrested for Impaired Operation.

The accused was transported to the Huron OPP detachment in Clinton to provide breath tests before a qualified Intoxilyzer Technician. Suitable breath samples were provided to police which resulted in readings over three times the legal limit.

Jason HARBURN, now 48 years of age from Bluewater has been charged with:

–      Operation while Impaired – Alcohol and Drugs,

–      Operation while Impaired – Over 80,

–      Flight from Police,

–      Driving while Prohibited – (two counts),

–      Failing to Comply with Probation Order.

The involved vehicle was towed and impounded for 45 days.

The accused was released from custody with a court appearance scheduled for October 16th, 2023, at the Ontario Court of Justice – Goderich. 

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