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Car found in ditch on Highway 7, driver charged with impaired

27-year-old Guelph man failed roadside screening test, police say
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NEWS RELEASE
ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE
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On Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019 at approximately 1:15 a.m., members of the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police responded to a report of a single motor vehicle collision involving a grey sedan in the ditch on Highway 7 near Wellington Road 44.

Police attended the scene and 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.

Twenty-seven-year-old James Duignan of Guelph has been charged with impaired driving - over 80 (mgs or more of alcohol in 100mL of blood) contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada.

A 90-day administrative driver's licence suspension and seven-day vehicle impoundment was initiated as per statute.

He is scheduled to appear in Guelph Court on Feb. 5, 2019 to answer to his charge.

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