Area OPP Police Press Releases

18 Year Old Arrested For Drunk Driving

(SOUTH HURON, ON) – Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged a Parkhill-area resident with Impaired Operation – Blood Alcohol Concentration (80 Plus) following a failed roadside test on March 5th at approximately 12:28 a.m. on Gidley Street East in Exeter. 

Huron County OPP officers were patrolling in Exeter when they observed a pickup truck driver fail to stop for a stop sign. Police pulled the vehicle over and spoke with the driver which led to the investigating officer conducting a roadside screening device test on the driver. The roadside breath test resulted in a failure and the driver was placed under arrest and taken into custody. 

The accused was then transported to the Huron OPP Detachment for further breath tests. Two samples of breath were supplied to the Intoxilyzer Technician and both tests were found to be over the legal limit. 

Lucas VAN MASSENHOVEN, 18 years of age from the Parkhill area has been charged with Operation While Impaired – Blood Alcohol Concentration (80 Plus).

The accused was additionally charged with two offences under the Highway Traffic Act.

The involved vehicle was towed and impounded for seven days, and the accused’ driver’s license was suspended for a period of 90 days.

The accused has since been released from custody with a court appearance scheduled for April 17th, 2023, at the Ontario Court of Justice – Goderich. 

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