Impaired Driving Incidents in Saugeen Shores

Incident #1

On Sunday, March 17th at 1:30am an officer was on patrol in Port Elgin when a pick-up
truck was observed being operated erratically on Goderich Street. The truck was
observed to cross marked lanes several times.

The truck was stopped in the laneway of a nearby residence. The male driver was
observed to be intoxicated by an alcoholic beverage. He was arrested for Operation
While Impaired and transported to the police station for a breath test. While at the station the male failed to provide a suitable breath sample.

A 38 year old Port Elgin man has been charged with:
1. Operation While Impaired CC 320.14(1)(a)
2. Failure or Refusal to Provide a Breath Sample CC 320.15(1)
He was released with a court date, driver’s licence administratively suspended for 90
days and vehicle impounded for seven days.

Incident #2

On Sunday, March 17th at 11:40pm a pick-up truck was noticed by a patrol officer to be
driving on Bruce County Road 25 with no headlights on.

Upon stopping the vehicle the officer noticed the driver displayed signs of alcohol
consumption. A roadside breath test took place resulting in a fail.

The driver was placed under arrest for Operation While Impaired – blood alcohol concentration. The driver was transported to the station to provide breath samples. He provided two samples both resulting in readings of nearly 2Xs the legal limit.

A 26 year old Hamilton man has been charged with:
1. Operation While Impaired – Blood alcohol concentration CC 320.15(1)(b)
He was released with a court date, driver’s licence administratively suspended for 90
days and vehicle impounded for seven days.