Dangerous Driving & Refusal Charges Laid

Source: Area OPP
Date: Tue Jul 23 02:41:32 MST 2019

(ASHFIELD-COLBORNE-WAWANOSH, ON) - Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has laid Dangerous Driving and Refuse to Comply with Demand charges against an Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh man following a traffic stop that took place just north of Goderich last weekend.

At approximately 2:42 a.m. on Saturday, July 20, 2019 a Huron OPP officer spotted a pickup truck travelling northbound at a high rate of speed on Victoria Street in the Town of Goderich. The officer watched as the driver dangerously crossed into the southbound lane of traffic and travelled in this lane for quite a distance. The driver continued driving erratically as he left Goderich travelling northbound on Bluewater Veteran's Highway.

Just north of Airport Road the suspect vehicle pulled in to a restaurant and was stopped by police. The driver was immediately arrested for Dangerous Driving. Upon speaking with the driver the investigating officer noted the driver to be displaying signs of impairment by way of a drug. As a result the investigating officer made a demand for the driver to submit to an evaluation by a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE).

The driver was transported to the Huron Detachment and was provided the opportunity to perform the drug evaluation tests however he refused to comply with the tests.

Jonathan LEWIS, 42 years of age, from Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh has been charged with Dangerous Operation and Refusal to Comply with Demand. He was later released from custody with a court date scheduled for August 19, 2019 at the Ontario Court of Justice - Goderich. His vehicle was impounded and his licence has been suspended for an automatic 90 days.

Blyth Bill

Town Hall Overflows With Bailey Supporters - Public Unanimously Demands Current Municipal Council Term To Be Extended To 2028 #StopFakeNews
Reeve Bernie Bailey To Resign Monday Night Unless You Stop Him - Your Immediate Support To Save North Huron Is Required #StopFakeNews
North Huron A World Leader In Flood Management - Floodplains Proven True Cause Of Flooding

Area OPP

Four Charged With Break And Enter - ROUSE, MAWHINNEY, WILLIS & 17 Year Old
28 Year Old From Dungannon Facing Impaired Charges
Collision Update - Driver Succumbs To Injuries
Criminal Charges Following ATV Roll-Over
Serious Injuries After Stepping Of Moving Golf Cart
Drunk Driver From Stratford Arrested In A-C-W
Romance Scammer Get $20,000 From Perth County Resident
32 Year Old Passed Out Behind Wheel Arrested - Name Released
Driver Charged Following Collision In Perth East
Officer Takes Evasive Action To Avoid Head On Collision With Transport Truck - 34 Year Old From Teeswater Charged
Death Investigation Update
$187,000 In Cheese Stolen
Two Sent To Hospital Following Head On Collision Involving School Bus
Spray Painting Under Investigation In Listowel
Three Charged In Sudden Death Investigation - ROBERTSON, WOOD & WELLINGS
29 Year Old Charged With Impaired Driving
81 Year Old Charged Following Collision
Theft Of Lawnmower From Hensall
72 Year Old Suffers Medical Condition Causing Collision
55 Stolen Firearms Recovered Near Mount Forest - GIBSON & PETSINIS Arrested
Do You Recognize This Theft Suspect?
Methamphetamine Bust In Listowel - MILLER
Traffic Complaint Leads To Arrest Of Impaired Driver
Driver Charged With Impaired Following Collision
Police Seeking Witnesses In Fatal Collision

Huron County

West Nile virus found in Huron County mosquitoes
Health Unit: Avoid Mosquito Bites

North Huron

NOTICE: Special Meeting of the North Huron Police Services Board - July 3, 2018

Wingham Police Service

Council Summons All Wingham Police Officers To Council Meeting - Apology Expected From Blyth & E-W Councillors For 18 Years Of Forcing Wingham Police To Exist Against Their Will & Bankrupting Wingham