Area OPP Police Press Releases

16 Year Old Drinking Driver Runs Red Light In Listowel

(NORTH PERTH, ON) – The Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged a young driver in the Municipality of North Perth after a complaint from the public.

Just before 1:30 a.m. on July 11 2021, police received a report of a traffic complaint in the area of Mitchell Road South, Listowel. The vehicle was located and stopped on Kincaid Street, after driving through a red light. The driver had been drinking alcohol.

The driver, a 16-year-old resident of Perth East, has been charged with:

–       Red Light – Fail to Stop

–       Novice Driver – B.A.C. above zero

–       Novice driver fail to surrender licence

–       Class G1 licence holder – unaccompanied by qualifying driver

The accused was issued Provincial Offence Notices for the charges.

All drivers who are either under the age of 22, or Novice Drivers (regardless of age), may not consume any alcohol before driving, and must have a blood alcohol concentration (B.A.C.) of zero.

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