Goderich Drug Bust

18 Year Old Facing Drunk Driving Charge Following Collision

Source: Area OPP
Date: Thu Aug 8 04:44:32 MST 2019

(MITCHELL, ON) - On August 2, 2019 at approximately 9:30 p.m., members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), West Perth detachment were called by a concerned citizen about a motor vehicle that had struck a hydro pole in the Municipality of West Perth.

OPP officers responded quickly and the driver was located. Officers determined that the driver's ability to operate a motor vehicle was impaired. The driver was arrested and transported to the Sebringville OPP detachment for further testing.

Joseph BALLANTYNE, 18-years-old, of the Municipality of West Perth was arrested and charged with;

Operation while impaired - alcohol
Operation while impaired - blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)


He is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice, Stratford on August 19, 2019 to answer the charges.

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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