Driver Charged With Impaired After Traffic Complaint

Source: Area OPP
Date: Mon Jul 29 02:54:14 MST 2019

(SHAKESPEARE, ON) - On July 25, 2019 at approximately 12:30 a.m., members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Perth County detachment responded to a complaint from the public regarding a possible impaired driver on Road 107, north of Shakespeare.

While speaking with the male driver, the officer determined that the driver's ability to operate a motor vehicle was impaired. The male failed a roadside Standard Field Sobriety Test (SFST) and was arrested and transported to the Sebringville OPP detachment for further testing.

Jacob PATERSON, 24-years-old, of Stratford was arrested and charged with;

Operation while impaired - alcohol and drugs

He is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice, Stratford on August 12, 2019 to answer the charge.

"The dangers of driving while impaired are well known and pose a significant risk to public safety, I am urging everyone to plan ahead and arrange for a designated driver or overnight accommodations to avoid a tragedy." Inspector Rob Scott, Perth County OPP detachment commander.

Should you observe concerning driving behaviour, pull over and dial 9-1-1. Working together, we can ensure that everyone arrives safely at their destinations.


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