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Jeffrey DEJONG Arrested For Drunk Driving

(HURON EAST, ON) – A Huron East resident is facing criminal charges following a traffic stop investigation conducted by Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) in late August.

On Wednesday, August 24, 2022 at approximately 5:38 p.m. a Huron OPP officer received information about an unlicensed driver that was operating a pickup truck on North Line. The officer began patrolling for the driver and soon after the officer spotted the suspect vehicle on North Line. 

A traffic stop was initiated and while speaking with the driver the investigating officer noted the driver had consumed some alcohol.  A roadside screening test was administered and the driver registered a fail. He was placed under arrest and was transported to the Huron OPP Detachment for breath tests.  

Two samples of breath were provided to the Intoxilizer Technician and both samples were found to be over the legal limit. Upon further investigation officers learned the driver was currently prohibited from driving on two counts.  

Jeffrey DEJONG, 63 years of age from Huron East has been charged with: Operation While Impaired – Blood Alcohol Concentration (80 Plus) and Operation While Prohibited – two counts. 

The accused has since been released from custody with a court appearance scheduled for October 17, 2022 at the Ontario Court of Justice – Goderich.