On Wednesday September 2nd, 2015, at approximately 10:40 a.m., Lambton County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received information from a neighboring police service of a possible impaired driver traveling to a residence in the 5200 block area of Lambton Line, Dawn-Euphemia Township.
OPP was provided a possible motor vehicle licence plate number which was used to determine a possible destination for the suspected impaired driver.
Members of the Lambton OPP then held observation in the area and at approximately 11:40 a.m., the suspect vehicle was located and stopped.
During the traffic stop, the OPP officer formed the opinion that the driver of the motor vehicle was impaired due to the consumption of alcoholic beverages.
The male party was arrested and transported to the Lambton OPP – Petrolia Detachment for breath testing which resulted in readings three times the legal limit.
As a result, a 61 year-old Dawn-Euphemia Township man was charged for:
– Driving While Ability Impaired
– Driving with More than 80 mgs of Alcohol in Blood
The accused will appear in the Sarnia Ontario Court of Justice on Monday September 21st, 2015.
The OPP rely on the public to report crime and impaired driving is a crime that should be treated no differently.
If you suspect that someone is driving or about to drive impaired, call 9-1-1 and report it.
If you see that someone is impaired by alcohol or other drugs and intends on driving, strongly discourage them from driving and call 9-1-1 if they insist.