On December 16, 2020, at approximately 4:00 p.m. a member of the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) investigated the occupant of a motor vehicle just off Roszell Road in Puslinch Township. The person was sitting in the driver’s seat of the motor vehicle and appeared to be asleep when the officer approached.
Police woke up the driver and while speaking with them, detected an odour of alcohol on their breath. A Roadside Screening Device test was conducted which resulted in a fail. The driver was transported to a local OPP Operation Centre for further testing.
An opened container of alcohol was also located inside the vehicle.
George EMERY, 56-years-old of Hespeler has been charged with Impaired Operation – 80 Plus (mg of alcohol per 100 mL of blood) contrary to the Criminal Code and Having Care or Control of a Motor Vehicle With an Open Container of Liquor contrary to the Liquor Licence Act. 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 January 12, 2021 to answer to the charges.
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.