Ride Check Stops Drunk Driver In Puslinch

On January 19, 2018 members of the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were conducting a Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (R.I.D.E.) Check on Roszell Road and Towline Road, Township of Puslinch. At approximately 6:00 p.m. the driver of a brown sedan entered the R.I.D.E. check.

While speaking with the male driver officers formed the opinion that he was under the influence of alcohol. A Roadside Screening test was conducted which resulted in a fail. He was arrested and brought to a local OPP Operations Centre for further testing.

49-year-old Michael BATEMAN of Cambridge has been charged with Driving with Over 80 mgs of alcohol in 100mL of blood contrary to the Criminal Code and Driving with Open Liquor. A 90-day Administrative Driver’s Licence Suspension (A.D.L.S.) and 7-day Vehicle Impoundment was initiated as per statute. He is scheduled to appear in Guelph Court on February 13, 2018.