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Ditch Drunk Motorcyclist Charged - RICE

Source: Area OPP
Date: Mon Oct 21 02:50:40 MST 2019

(TOWNSHIP OF GUELPH-ERAMOSA, ON) - On October 11, 2019 at approximately 9:20 p.m. the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a motorcycle tipping into the ditch and the rider was pinned underneath of it on Wellington Road 124 near Wellington Road 29.

Officers arrived just east of the scene and observed the rider about to enter into a motor vehicle. Police spoke with the rider and formed the opinion that they were under the influence of alcohol. A Roadside Screening Device test was conducted which resulted in a fail. The rider was arrested and brought to a local OPP operations centre for further testing.

As a result of the investigation, Paul RICE, 67-years-old of Guelph has been charged with Impaired Operation - 80 Plus (mgs of alcohol in 100mL of blood) contrary to the Criminal Code. 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 November 19, 2019 to answer to the charge.

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