Drunk Driver Hit Hydro Pole - SOCHOLOTIUK

Source: Area OPP
Date: Fri Oct 23 04:32:58 MST 2020

(SOUTH HURON, ON) - Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged a 24-year-old from Lucan-Biddulph Township with Impaired Operation and Operation 80 Plus following a crash with a hydro pole this past weekend.

At approximately 4:43 p.m. on Sunday, October 18, 2020 Lambton County OPP, Huron County OPP and Middlesex County Paramedic Services responded to the single vehicle collision located on Shipka Line.

Upon arrival officers located a demolished sedan that had left the roadway and struck a hydro pole. The driver was able to escape the crash uninjured however upon speaking with the driver officers noted he had been drinking alcohol and was displaying signs of impairment. As a result, police arrested the driver for Impaired Operation and transported him from the scene to the Grand Bend OPP Detachment for breath tests. Two samples of breath were provided to the Intoxilizer Technician and both tests were analyzed to be over the legal limit.

Shawn SOCHOLOTIUK, 24 years of age from Lucan-Biddulph Township has been charged with Impaired Operation and Operation 80 Plus. He has since been released from custody with a court appearance scheduled for November 23, 2020 at the Ontario Court of Justice - Goderich.

The costs to repair the damaged hydro pole is estimated at $8,000.

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