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RIDE check ends in impaired charge

Officers conducted RIDE checks on the Hanlon Expressway
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Police Stop male driver
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NEWS RELEASE
ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE
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On Thursday, Jan. 11, 2017, members of the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were conducting a Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (R.I.D.E.) Check on the Hanlon Expressway, Guelph. At approximately 3 a.m. ,the driver of a grey sedan entered the R.I.D.E. check.

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-two-year-old Michael Gordon Douglas of Guelph has been charged with driving with over 80 mgs of alcohol in 100mL of blood contrary to the Criminal Code and with driving without a licence contrary to the Highway Traffic Act. A 90-day administrative driver's licence suspension (A.D.L.S.) and seven-day vehicle impoundment was initiated as per statute. He is scheduled to appear in Guelph Court on Feb. 6, 2018.

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