(ASHFIELD-COLBORNE-WAWANOSH TWP, ON) – Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged an Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh Township (ACW Twp) resident with a Prohibited Driving offence, along with several other offences following a traffic stop by police on December 27th, 2023.
On Wednesday morning, December 27th at 4:05 a.m., Huron County OPP were patrolling in ACW Twp when they observed a driver operating a side-by-side utility vehicle with a utility trailer attached on Hall’s Hill Line.
A traffic stop was conducted, and police spoke to the male driver who was found to be prohibited from driving. The driver was subsequently placed under arrest and taken into custody. The accused was transported to the Huron OPP detachment in Clinton for processing.
John VANDIEPENBEEK, 42 years of age from ACW Twp has been charged with:
– Operation while Prohibited,
– Breach of Recognizance,
– Fail to Comply with Probation – (three counts).
The accused was additionally charged with one offence found in the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act (CAIA), three offences found in the Highway Traffic Act (HTA), and one offence found in the Off-Road Vehicles Act (ORVA).
The involved vehicle was towed and impounded for 45 days.
The accused was later released from custody with a court appearance scheduled for February 12th, 2024, at the Ontario Court of Justice – Goderich.