Two separate incidents involve impaired driving

On July 20th at 7:06pm, police received a call concerning an intoxicated male passed out at the wheel of his vehicle. The vehicle was parked on the side of the road near the
intersection of Concession 4 and Bruce Road 33.

An officer arrived on scene and located an intoxicated male walking away from his
vehicle. The officer spoke to the male, observed a strong odour of alcohol, slurred speech
and unsteadiness on his feet.

The male was placed under arrest for impaired operation of a motor vehicle. He was
transported to the police station where he provided samples of his breath to an
Intoxilyzer technician. He registered readings over 200 milligrams of alcohol in 100
millitres of blood.

A 36 year old Guelph man has been charged with:
1. Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs CC 320.14(1)(a)
2. Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus) CC 320.14(1)(b)

He was released with a court date.


Impaired Driving – Drugs

On July 21st at 8:17am police were dispatched to a single motor vehicle collision near the
Canadian Tire Gas bar in Port Elgin.

A male driver fell unconscious in the Tim Hortons drive through and lost control of his
vehicle. The vehicle accelerated out of the drive through, down a small hill, over
landscaping rock and finally stopping on a boulevard at the Canadian Tire Gas bar.

Officers arrived on scene and located a male in the driver’s seat who was unresponsive.
An officer had to deploy a dose of Naloxone, used for opioid overdoses, in an attempt to
revive him. Paramedics arrived on scene and the male eventually regained
consciousness and was transported to the hospital.

Officers attended the hospital and arrested the male for Operation while impaired –
drugs. He was treated by medical staff and released from hospital.

A 34 year old Port Elgin man has been charged with:
1. Operation While Impaired Sec 320.14(1) CC
– Drugs
He was released with a court date