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OPP Police Press Releases Southwold

Sulttan AHMAD Was Arrested

(SOUTHWOLD, ON) – The Elgin Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), St. Thomas Detachment located and investigated a vehicle after a Good Samaritan reported a traffic complaint in the Township of Southwold.

On June 16, 2024, at approximately 10:30 p.m., members of the Elgin County OPP located the vehicle on John Wise Line near Talbot Line, Township of Southwold.

While speaking to the driver, the investigating officer observed signs of intoxication and a roadside approved screening device (ASD) test was administered, registering a failure. The driver was taken into custody without incident and transported to the St. Thomas OPP Detachment for further testing.

As a result of the investigation, Sulttan AHMAD, a 47-year-old from London was charged with:

  • Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs
  • Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)
  • Speeding 1-49 Km/h over posted limit

A 90-day Administrative Driver’s Licence Suspension (ADLS) and a seven-day Vehicle Impoundment was initiated as per statute.

The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in St. Thomas on July 16, 2024.

The OPP would like to take this opportunity to thank the individual who contacted police and reported this incident. As a direct result, officers were able to safely locate the vehicle and take the driver into custody.

The OPP remind motorists that no amount of alcohol or drug is acceptable to consume and drive. Report impaired drivers. Should you observe a suspected impaired driver, please dial 911 or contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122.