Thursday, October 29, 2020

Driver flees into a field following a crash in Enniskillen

Lambton OPP officials allege: On October 17, 2020 at approximately 2:50 p.m. members of the Lambton County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Oil Heritage Road, Enniskillen Township.

Lambton OPP arrived on scene and observed the driver of the vehicle in the field running and attempting to hide.

Lambton OPP entered into the field with their cruiser at which time the driver fled on foot.

The OPP officer engaged in a foot pursuit and apprehended the driver.

Lambton EMS attended the scene in relation to the injuries sustained in the collision and transported the driver to the local hospital with minor injuries.

While the driver was being arrested, it became apparent the driver had consumed an alcoholic beverage and was displaying signs of impairment.

While at the hospital, the driver provided two samples of breath over the legal limit.

A 23-year-old Dawn-Euphemia man has been charged with Operation While Impaired – Alcohol and Drugs, Operation While Impaired- Blood Alcohol Concentration (80 Plus), and Flight From Peace Officer, pursuant to the Criminal Code of Canada.

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice-Sarnia, Ontario on December 14, 2020.

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.

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