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31 Year Old From Clifford Facing Drunk Driving Charge

Source: Area OPP
Date: Sat Mar 21 02:47:50 MST 2020

(TOWN OF MINTO, ON) - On March 14, 2020, at approximately 2:50 p.m. the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) investigated the driver of a white sport utility vehicle on Highway 89 near Wellington Road 2 for a Highway Traffic Act violation.

During the course of the investigation, officers 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.

Ryan Richard Patrick MATTHEWS, 31-years-old of Clifford has been charged with Impaired Operation - 80 Plus (mg of alcohol per 100 mL 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 April 17, 2020 to answer to the charge.

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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