Friday, May 7, 2021

OPP: Officer assaulted, impaired driving

Officer assaulted

Lambton OPP officials allege: On April 30, 2021 at 7:10 p.m., members of the Lambton County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) observed a suspicious individual at a school-yard in Corunna.

Upon speaking with the person, it became apparent they were intoxicated and were subsequently arrested for being intoxicated in a public place.

While in cells, the male began acting strangely and officers entered the cell to check on his wellbeing.

The male then struck one of the responding officers, sending them to hospital with minor injuries.

As a result, a 46-year-old Corunna man, has been charged with:

– Assault a peace officer. (CC)

– Being intoxicated in a public place. (LLA)

The accused has been released and is to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice at a later date.

If you have information on this event or any other crime activity in the area, contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or *OPP (677) on your mobile phone.

Your call could make our communities safer for all. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or submit a tip online at www.sarnialambtoncrimestoppers.org where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

Impaired driving

Lambton OPP officials allege: On April 30, 2021 at approximately 8:45 p.m., members of the Lambton County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) located a vehicle being driven erratically in the area of Cecil Street in Sarnia.

Upon speaking with the driver, it became apparent the driver had consumed an alcoholic beverage and was displaying signs of impairment.

The driver was arrested and transported to the Lambton OPP detachment where they provided two samples of breath above the legal limit.

As a result, a 43-year-old St. Clair Township man has been charged with:

– Operation While Impaired- Alcohol and Blood

– 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.

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