Passed Out 19 Year Old Facing Drunk Driving Charge

Source: Area OPP
Date: Sat Jun 27 03:45:46 MST 2020

(TOWNSHIP OF CENTRE WELLINGTON, ON) - On June 17, 2020 at approximately 1:00 a.m. the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a 911 call involving a vehicle stopped in the live lane with the driver passed out behind the wheel and the engine running on Side Road 4 near the Second Line in Centre Wellington Township.

Police arrived at the scene and determined that the driver had alcohol in their body. A Roadside Screening Device test was conducted which resulted in a fail. The driver was arrested and transported to a local OPP Operation Centre for further testing.

Jeremy James SWANSTON, 19-years-old of Elora has been charged with Operation While Impaired and Operation While Impaired - 80 Plus contrary to the Criminal Code.

The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario court of justice - Guelph on July 24, 2020 to answer to the charges.

A 90-day Administrative Driver's Licence Suspension (A.D.L.S.) and 7-day Vehicle Impoundment was initiated as per statute.

If you suspect someone is driving while their ability to operate a motor vehicle is impaired, either by drug or alcohol, call police at 911 to report it.


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