Saugeen Shores Police: Impaired Drivers receive several charges

February 3, 2024

An officer on patrol was alerted by a community member to a suspected impaired driver at a local convenience store.

Police attended the area and located a red 4-door vehicle parked in the lot.
The responding officer recognized the vehicle from stolen vehicle alert issued by the Owen Sound Police Service.
Police spoke with a male driver, who had exited the vehicle, and observed several signs of impairment.
The male was arrested for several offences. Search incident revealed stolen identification as well as possession of Fentanyl.
The male was transported to the Saugeen Shores Police Station where an evaluation was conducted by a Drug Recognition Expert.
As a result of this incident a 33-year-old man of no fixed address has been charged with the following offences:
• Possess property obtained by crime over $5000
• Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance
• Fail to Comply with Probation
• Operation while impaired
• Operation while prohibited
He was released from custody with a future court date.
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February 1st 2024
10:25pm
Saugeen Shores Police were dispatched to a report of a possible impaired driver in the area of Goderich Street and Gustavus Street.
Police activated their emergency lights and observed the vehicle strike a snowbank and continue eastbound.
Police activated their siren and the vehicle pulled over to the shoulder. Police spoke with the driver and determined he was impaired. The driver was placed under arrest and transported to the Saugeen Shores Police Station for further testing.
As a result of this incident a 56-year-old man of Saugeen Shores has been charged with the following offences:
  • Dangerous Operation
  • Operation while Impaired
  • Operation while Impaired (80+)
He was released on an Appearance Notice with a future court date. The vehicle was impounded for 7 days and his drivers licence has been suspended.
If you believe someone is driving while impaired by drug or alcohol pleas contact your local police department or dial 911.