RIDE check results in impaired driving charge

OPP officials allege: The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Chatham Detachment arrested an impaired driver at a Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (RIDE) checkpoint.

On March 15, 2023, members of the Chatham Detachment were conducting a RIDE checkpoint on the Eastbound Highway 401 at the Bloomfield Road Off-ramp, Municipality of Chatham-Kent.

At approximately 11:54 p.m., police stopped a passenger vehicle and checked for driver sobriety.

The investigating officer administered a roadside approved screening device (ASD) test, registering a failure.

The driver was taken into custody and transported for further testing.

As a result of the investigation, a 37-year-old Langton, Ontario woman was charged with the following: Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus).

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

The accused has been released from custody and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Chatham on April 3, 2023.

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.

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