Drunk Driver Arrested In Meaford

Source: Area OPP
Date: Thu Aug 15 04:39:30 MST 2019

(MEAFORD, ON) - On August 12, 2019 at 5:48 p.m. Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were dispatched to a (brown) Sport Utility Vehicle stationary on the roadway at an intersection, Nelson Street West at Sykes Street North, in Meaford. A male was observed seated in the driver's seat with his head down. OPP officers and Grey County Paramedics attended the scene. The driver was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while impaired and was transported to Grey Bruce OPP detachment in Chatsworth.

35 year old, Eric SAMPLE of Meaford has been charged with the following offences:

Operation of motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol, section 320.14(1)(a) Criminal Code of Canada (CC)
Operation of motor vehicle while impaired - blood alcohol concentration over 80, section 320.14(1)(b) CC
Driving motor vehicle with liquor readily available, section 32(1) Liquor Licence Act

The accused has been released on a Promise to Appear with a court date for Ontario Court of Justice in Owen Sound on September 5, 2019.



Grey Bruce OPP are requesting anyone with information on this investigation to call police, 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at www.cstip.ca, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.


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