Ditch Drunk Driver Arrested - Walter SCHWEIGEL

Source: Area OPP
Date: Wed May 27 03:45:55 MST 2020

(SOUTH BRUCE PENINSULA, ON) - On May 24, 2020 at 12:25 p.m. Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a traffic complaint at Bruce Street in Hepworth, ON involving a grey car being driven down the middle of the roadway in an aggressive manner, nearly causing a collision. Moments later, officers were dispatched to a single motor vehicle collision, involving a grey car that had just driven into the ditch.

Several by-standers intervened and tried to offer assistance to the driver until Police arrived.

As a result of the investigation, Grey Bruce OPP have charged Walter SCHWEIGEL, 58 years old from Toronto with:

Operation of motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol, section 320.14(1)(a) Criminal Code of Canada (CC)
Operation of motor vehicle while impaired - blood alcohol concentration over 80, section 320.14(1)(b) CC
Resist a Peace Officer, section 129(a) CC
Driving motor vehicle with open container of liquor, section 32(1) Liquor Licence Act

The accused's driver's licence is suspended for 90 days and the involved vehicle was towed and impounded for 7 days.

The accused was released on an Undertaking and is required to appear in Ontario Court of Justice in Owen Sound on July 16, 2020.

Anyone with information that can assist Grey Bruce OPP with this investigation, call 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at www.cstip.ca, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.


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