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Impaired charge after crash in Erin

Police say they responded to a report of a single-vehicle crash and the driver failed a roadside screening test
2021-05-20 OPP cruiser
On Sept. 18, 2021, at approximately 6:15 p.m. Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a single-vehicle collision on Fifth Line, Erin. Initial reports indicated that a driver had entered the ditch and struck a mail box and hydro pole.

While speaking with the driver, officers formed the opinion that the driver had been consuming alcohol. A Roadside Screening Test was conducted and the driver registered a fail. They were arrested and brought to a local OPP operations centre for further testing.

As a result of the investigation, Richard Eshwar Chand, 32 years old of Berkeley has been charged with impaired operation - 80 Plus (mgs of alcohol in 100mL of blood). A 90-day Administrative Driver's Licence Suspension (A.D.L.S.) and seven-day vehicle impoundment was initiated as per statute. The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario court of justice - Guelph on Oct. 12, 2021.

If you suspect someone is driving while their ability to operate a motor vehicle is impaired by drugs or alcohol, please call 911 immediately.