Tractor Operator Charged With Impaired

Source: Area OPP
Date: Fri Jan 25 03:28:18 MST 2019

(TOWNSHIP OF GEORGIAN BLUFFS, ON) - On January 22, 2019 at approximately 1:34 p.m., a Bruce Peninsula Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer, patrolling southbound on Thompson Sideroad in the Township of Georgian Bluffs, observed a northbound Kubota tractor leave the roadway - entering the east ditch.

Upon speaking with the operator of the tractor, the officer detected an odor of alcohol. After registering a "fail" on an approved roadside screening device, the operator was transported to the Bruce Peninsula OPP Detachment for breath tests which he failed.

A 41-year old Georgian Bluffs was charged with impaired driving and over 80 milligrams. He is scheduled to appear in court in Owen Sound on February 28, 2019.

Blyth Bill

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