(ST. CLAIR TOWNSHIP, ON) – On December 9, 2021 at 10:25 p.m., members of the Lambton County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were conducting a Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (RIDE) checkpoint on Plank Road.
Upon speaking with a driver who entered the checkpoint, it became apparent the driver had consumed an alcoholic beverage, at which time a roadside screening device was administered. The driver was arrested for impaired operation and transported to the Petrolia OPP detachment where they provided two samples over the legal limit.
Steven THOMPSON, 39-years-old of Thamesville, has been charged with the following:
- Operation While Impaired – Blood Alcohol Concentration (80 Plus)
The accused has been released and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice at a later date.
If you see a driver you suspect may be impaired by alcohol or drugs, contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or *OPP (677) on your mobile phone. Your call could make our roads safer for all.