34 Year Old From Walkerton Facing Drunk Driving Charge

Source: Area OPP
Date: Mon Sep 2 12:09:27 MST 2019

(TOWN OF ERIN, ON) - On August 23, 2019, at approximately 10:00 p.m. the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) investigated the sleeping driver of a sport utility vehicle (SUV) that was stopped on the shoulder of the Erin-Garafraxa Townline in the Town of Erin.

Police spoke with the driver and determined that their ability to operate a motor vehicle was impaired by alcohol, they were placed under arrest and transported to a local OPP Operation Centre for further testing.

Matthew WATSON, 34-years-old of Walkerton has been charged with Operation While Impaired - 80 Plus contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada.

A 90-day Administrative Driver's Licence Suspension (A.D.L.S.) and 7-day Vehicle Impoundment was initiated as per statute. The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice - Guelph on September 27, 2019.

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


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