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Public assistance leads to impaired charges

Employees at a retail store in Arthur suspected a male customer had driven to and from the store while impaired. The OPP located the driver of a black Ford pickup
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NEWS RELEASE
ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE
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On Nov. 10, 2017 at approximately 1:30 p.m. the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a complaint of a possible drunk driver. Employees at a retail store in Arthur suspected a male customer had driven to and from the store while impaired. The OPP located the driver of a black Ford pickup on Jones Baseline, south of Arthur.

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 transported to a local OPP Detachment for testing.

51-year-old Kevin J. Mitchell of Wellington North has been charged with care and control of a vehicle with over 80 mgs of Alcohol in 100mL of blood contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada as well as driving without a licence contrary to the Highway Traffic Act. A 90-day administrative driver's licence suspension (A.D.L.S.) and 7-day vehicle impoundment was initiated as per statute. He is scheduled to appear in Guelph Criminal Court on Dec. 15, 2017.  

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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