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U-turn attempt puts a car in the ditch

While speaking with the male driver, officers formed the opinion that he was under the influence of alcohol
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NEWS RELEASE
ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE
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TOWNSHIP OF PUSLINCH - On Friday July 6, 2018 at approximately 7 p.m., the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police received a single vehicle collision on Wellington Road 34, near Guelph. Reports indicated that a grey pickup entered the ditch when the driver attempted a U-turn.

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. No one was injured in the crash.

67-year-old Peter Gerald Prier of Puslinch Twp. has been charged with Driving with Over 80 mgs of alcohol in 100mL of blood contrary to the Criminal Code. A 90-day Administrative Driver's Licence Suspension and 7-day Vehicle Impoundment was initiated as per statute. He is scheduled to appear in Guelph Criminal Court on Aug. 3, 2018.  

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

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