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OPP Updates: Impaired and Racing Charges Laid In Puslinch


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On January 31, 2021, at approximately 9:15 p.m., a Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer was monitoring traffic and conducting radar on Arkell Road east of Watson Road South in Puslinch Township. The officer observed a white sedan travelling westbound at a speed that appeared to be well above the posted 80 km/h speed limit. The vehicle was locked on radar in excess of 130 km/h.

As a result, Blake DEBRUIN MARTOS, 22-year-old resident of Kitchener, has been charged with Racing a Motor Vehicle contrary to the Highway Traffic Act. The defendant is scheduled to appear in Guelph at the Ontario Court of Justice – Provincial Offences Court on May 19, 2021. Their vehicle and driver’s licence were seized for a period of seven days as per statute.

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Driver Stuck In Ditch Charged With Impaired By Drug

On February 6, 2021, at approximately 7:45 a.m. the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded a report of a vehicle that was stuck in a ditch on Concession 2 at Wellington Road 35 in Puslinch Township.

Police attended and while speaking with the driver, formed the opinion that they were impaired by drugs. The driver was arrested and underwent further testing.

Rupinder K GILL, 41-years-old of Guelph has been charged with Driving while Impaired by Drug 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 23, 2021.

If you suspect someone is driving while their ability to operate a motor vehicle is impaired, either by drug or alcohol, you can call police at 911 to report it.

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