Area OPP Police Press Releases

19 Year Old Ditch Drunk Driver Arrested

(WEST PERTH, ON) – Another impaired driver has been arrested and charged after their car was located in the ditch.

A Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer on general patrol on Line 55, in the Municipality of West Perth, just after 5:00 a.m., on November 27 2021, observed a vehicle in the ditch. Upon checking the well-being of the driver, the investigating officer determined that they had consumed alcohol, and were impaired. The driver was arrested and brought to a local OPP operations centre for further testing

Hannah BOERTIEN, 19, of North Perth, has been charged with:

–       Operation while Impaired – Alcohol and Drugs

–       Operation while Impaired – Blood Alcohol Concentration (80 Plus)

A 90-day Administrative Driver’s License Suspension (A.D.L.S.) and 7-day Vehicle Impoundment was initiated as per statute. The accused is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Stratford at a later date to answer to the charges. 

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.

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