January 20, 2021
On January 18, 2020, at approximately 1:35 a.m. the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were conducting R.I.D.E. spot checks on Brock Road south near Cockburn Street in Puslinch Township. Officers investigated the driver of a sedan that entered into the checkpoint.
During the course of the investigation, officers formed the opinion that the driver had consumed alcohol. A Roadside Screening Test was conducted which resulted in a fail. The driver was arrested and brought to a local OPP operations centre for further testing.
Tara Lynn SOMERVILLE, 37-years-old of Nichol Township 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 February 21, 2020.
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.