Pedestrian Struck By Impaired Driver In Harriston

Source: Area OPP
Date: Sat Jan 5 10:06:04 MST 2019

(TOWN OF MINTO, ON) - On Sunday November 30, 2018 at approximately 5:30 p.m. the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report that a pedestrian was stuck by a car on Arthur Street West at Elora Street North, Harriston. Reports indicated that a male driving a silver sedan had collided with a female crossing the street and that the he was possibly under the influence of alcohol.

Wellington County OPP, Guelph-Wellington Paramedics Service and Minto Fire/Rescue attended and treated the pedestrian. She was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

While speaking with the driver, officers formed the opinion that he was under the influence of alcohol. A Roadside Screening test was conducted which resulted in a fail. He was arrested and brought to a local OPP Operations Centre for further testing.

55-year-old Sean Nicholas KEANE of Orangeville has been charged with Care and Control of a Motor Vehicle while having a blood alcohol concentration Over 80 mgs of alcohol in 100mL of blood contrary to the Criminal Code. A 90-day Administrative Driver's Licence Suspension (A.D.L.S.) and 7-day Vehicle Impoundment was initiated as per statute. He is scheduled to appear in Guelph Criminal Court on January 8, 2019.



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


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