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Speeding Drunk Driver Arrested Near Listowel - MARKS

Source: Area OPP
Date: Fri Aug 14 00:52:29 MST 2020

(NORTH PERTH, ON) - One person has been charged after they were found to be driving while impaired in the Municipality of North Perth.

Just before 7:30 p.m. on August 03 2020, a Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer stopped a speeding vehicle south of Listowel. The driver was found to be a G2 class licence holder. There were three passengers in the vehicle at the time of the stop.

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, Ethan MARKS, 25, of London, has been charged with:
Operation while Impaired - Blood Alcohol Concentration (80 Plus)
Failure to Comply with Undertaking
Speeding 1-49km/h over posted limit
Novice Driver - B.A.C. above zero


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 charge.

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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