Area OPP Police Press Releases

Zachary POWELL – Drunk Driving

(PERTH COUNTY, ON) – On December 31, 2022, just before 12:00 p.m., officers from the Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Cobble Hills Road in Perth County.

When officers arrived at scene, the driver had already fled the scene. Officers located the driver nearby and they were subsequently arrested for impaired operation. The driver was transported to a local hospital where further testing was completed.

Zachary POWELL, 21-year-old of St. Mary’s, has been charged with:

–      Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs

–      Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Stratford at a later date to answer to the charge.

Anyone with information regarding these incidents should immediately contact Perth County OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous online message at where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.