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Impaired Driving Charges laid in East Side Collision

Posted on May 19, 2022

On Tuesday January 18, 2022 at 11:15 a.m. a Motor Vehicle Collision occurred near the intersection of 8th Street East and 9th Avenue East, Owen Sound. 

Owen Sound Police attended the scene and initiated an investigation.  It was determined that a black 2011 Mazda was travelling northbound on 9th Avenue East where it rear-ended a silver Subaru.  There was no injuries sustained by either driver however both vehicles received significant damage.

The investigating officer determined that the driver of the Mazda had been consuming alcohol and a demand for a roadside breath sample was issued.  The subsequent test resulted in a fail and the driver was arrested for impaired operation of a motor vehicle and driving with an excess blood alcohol level.   The accused later provided two samples of his breath that were both in excess of the legal limit.

A 34- year-old Wiarton man, was charged with numerous offences including Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Driving with over 80 mgs of alcohol, Careless Driving, Driving a Motor Vehicle on a Highway with no insurance. 

The accused was issued a 90 day ADLS Suspension and his vehicle was impounded for seven days. 

The accused has a court date in February to answer to the charges.