Alcohol related offences keep local police busy


On January 3rd, 2019 at 2:20am an officer was on patrol on Goderich St. in Port Elgin and observed a vehicle being driven in a suspicious manner.

The officer stopped the vehicle at a local hotel and spoke to the driver who verbally identified himself. During the conversation the officer detected signs that the driver had consumed an alcoholic beverage. A roadside test was administered which the driver failed. He was placed under arrest and taken to the station for an Intoxilyzer Breath Test.

At the station the male failed the test. Further investigation revealed that the driver provided a false name to the officer and he was under a driving suspension dating back to 2006.

A 35 year old Oshawa man has been charged with:

1. Driving with Over 80mgs of alcohol in his blood

2. Obstruct Police – provide false name

3. Driving while under suspension – Highway Traffic Act

The male’s driver’s licence has been suspended again administratively for 90 days and his vehicle impounded for seven days.

On Sunday, December 30th at approximately 2am officers on general patrol observed a fight in front of a Port Elgin licensed establishment. Officers intervened and restrained one of the male combatants on the ground. While taking this person into custody, another male grabbed the arresting officer and struck him , before fleeing on foot.

Another officer located the male running from the scene a few blocks away. He refused commands to stop. The officer exited their car and attempted to place the fleeing male under arrest. The male resisted the officer’s efforts, but was eventually takin into custody with the assistance of another police service member.

A 22 year old Port Elgin man has been charged with:

1. Causing a disturbance while fighting

2. Assaulting a Police Officer

3. Resisting arrest

The male was released with a future court date.