21 Year Old Speeding Drunk Driver Charged - O'ROURKE

Source: Area OPP
Date: Tue Aug 11 03:48:58 MST 2020

(PERTH SOUTH, ON) - A young driver has been charged for impaired operation after they were stopped for stunt driving in the Township of Perth South.

At approximately 8:00 p.m. on July 28 2020, a Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer on patrol observed a motor vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed on Line 29, and stopped the vehicle just west of Road 140. It was determined that the driver was speeding in excess of 130km/h in a posted 80km/h zone.

During the course of the investigation, the officer formed the opinion that the driver had consumed alcohol. A Roadside Screening Device test was conducted which resulted in a fail. The driver was arrested and brought to a local OPP operations centre for further testing.

As a result, John O'ROURKE, 21, of West Perth, has been charged with:

Race a Motor Vehicle - Excessive Speed
Operation while Impaired - Blood Alcohol Concentration (80 Plus)


The accused has been released from custody and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Stratford, at a later date, to answer to the charges.

Anyone with information regarding this or any incident is asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or online at www.opp.ca/reporting. Should you wish to remain anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous online message at http://hc-cs.ca where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.


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