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SCHAFFTER – Impaired Driving

(NORTH PERTH, ON) – On October 26, 2022, just before 4:00 p.m., Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) stopped and investigated a motor vehicle that was showing odd driving behavior on Argyle Avenue North in the Municipality of North Perth.

Upon speaking with the driver, the officer had reason to believe the driver was impaired by a drug. The driver conducted a Standard Field Sobriety Test and was subsequently arrested and transported to a local operations centre for a Drug Recognition Evaluation.   

As a result, Brian SCHAFFTER, 37, of Wasaga Beach, has been charged with:

–      Operation while Impaired – alcohol and drugs

–      Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Opiod (other than heroin)

–      Drive motor vehicle, no currently validated permit

–      Use plate not authorized without insurance

–      Driver vehicle or boat with cannabis readily available

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.