Area OPP Police Press Releases

17 Year Old Arrested For Drunk Driving

(BLUEWATER, ON) – A teenager from the Municipality of Bluewater is facing three criminal charges following an investigation conducted by Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) late last night.

At approximately 10:26 p.m. on June 28, 2021 Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers received a call in Bluewater requesting assistance in locating a youth that had just taken the family vehicle and was operating it while under the influence of alcohol. Officers also learned the involved youth was currently bound by a curfew condition. 

Prior to arriving on scene the youth had returned home with the vehicle however upon speaking with the youth police had reason to believe the driver had been consuming alcohol.  As such, a roadside test was completed and the driver registered a fail. Further testing was completed and the driver registered two breath samples above the legal limit.  

A 17-year-old youth from Bluewater was taken into custody and has been charged with: Operation While Impaired – Blood Alcohol Concentration 80 plus and two counts of Failing to Comply with a Release Order. 

The accused remains in custody with a bail hearing scheduled for later today.

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