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RIDE check results in charges for Cambridge driver

The driver failed a roadside screening test
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PUSLINCH - On Jan. 19, 2018 members of the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were conducting a Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (R.I.D.E.) Check on Roszell Road and Towline Road, Township of Puslinch. At approximately 6 p.m., the driver of a brown 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.

Forty-nine-year-old Michael Bateman of Cambridge has been charged with driving with over 80 mgs of alcohol in 100mL of blood contrary to the Criminal Code and driving with open liquor. 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. 13, 2018.