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More Drunk Drivers Arrested

(DUFFERIN COUNTY) – The Dufferin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged three drivers with impaired operation related offences.

On May 3, 2024, just before 8:00 p.m., officers from the Dufferin OPP responded to a vehicle in the ditch in the area of 10th Line and 20 Sideroad in the Township of Amaranth. Officers located the driver and were quickly led into an impaired operation investigation. 

Theresa ERDENBERGER, a 52-year-old female, from Aurora has been charged with:

•      Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs

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

•      Drive vehicle or boat with cannabis readily available

On May 8, 2024, just before 3:00 a.m., officers from the Dufferin OPP conducted a traffic stop in the area of CTY RD 109 in the Town of Mono. Officers spoke with a driver at the side of the road and were quickly led into an impaired operation investigation. 

Leah KING, a 52-year-old female, from Grand Valley has been charged with:

•      Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs

•      Failure or refusal to comply with demand

On May 8, 2024, just after 11:45 p.m., officers from the Dufferin OPP were conducting a RIDE (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) spot-check in the area of Centennial Road in the Town of Orangeville. A driver entered the area, and officers were led into an impaired operation investigation.

Bradley BARTLETT, a 35-year-old male, from Orangeville has been charged with:

•      Failure or refusal to comply with demand

•      Drive vehicle or boat with cannabis readily available

•      Driver fail to surrender licence

The accused is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Orangeville to answer to the charges. Their driver’s licence was suspended, and the vehicle was impounded.

Dufferin OPP continues to conduct traffic enforcement daily as drivers who are impaired by alcohol or drugs and who drive at excessive speeds continue to pose a threat to Ontario roads. We are committed to the safety of our community.

The Dufferin OPP reminds motorist to plan ahead when consuming alcohol or drugs. Use a designated driver, cab, rideshare, public transit or stay overnight. Any amount of alcohol or drugs can impact your ability to make sound judgements. In a split second you could ruin your future, injure, or kill others, and tear a hole in the heart of everyone who loves you.

Members of the Dufferin OPP are committed to public safety, delivering proactive and innovative policing in partnership with our communities. Officers value your contribution to building safe communities. If you have information about suspected unlawful activity, please contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers to remain anonymous at 1-800-822-8477 (TIPS) or www.crimestopperssdm.com.