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Traffic stop leads to impaired charge for Fergus driver

The driver had her vehicle impounded and licence suspended following the stop
File photo courtesy of OPP

TOWNSHIP OF CENTRE WELLINGTON - On Thursday, April 11, 2019 at approximately 1 a.m. a Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer was monitoring traffic on St Andrew Street East in the town of Fergus, Ont. The officer stopped the driver of a grey sedan for a traffic offence.

While speaking with the female driver, officers formed the opinion that she was under the influence of alcohol. A roadside screening test was conducted which resulted in a fail. She was arrested and brought to a local OPP Operations Centre for further testing.

Lori-Ann Watts, 45-years-old of Fergus has been charged with Impaired Operation - 80mg plus of alcohol per 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. She is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice on May 15, 2019. 

If you suspect someone is driving while their ability to operate a motor vehicle is impaired, either by drug or alcohol, call police at 911 to report it.