Area OPP Police Press Releases

21 Year Old Drunk Driver Vs Pole

(TOWNSHIP OF GUELPH-ERAMOSA, ON) – On March 27, 2021, at approximately 5:00 a.m. the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a vehicle that had collided with a pole near the intersection of Highway 7 and Wellington Road 29 west of Rockwood.  

It was reported that the driver fled the scene on foot prior to police arrival. Police located the driver a short time later.

After speaking with the driver, police determined that their ability to operate a motor vehicle was impaired by alcohol and they were placed under arrest. The driver was transported from the scene and later underwent further testing.

Aiden James WIGFIELD, 21-years-old of Guelph has been charged with Operation While Impaired -Alcohol, Operation While Impaired – 80 Plus (mgs of alcohol in 100mL of blood), and Failing to Remain at the Scene of Accident.

A 90-day Administrative Driver’s Licence Suspension (A.D.L.S.) and 7-day Vehicle Impoundment was initiated as per statute. The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice – Guelph on April 16, 2021 to answer to the charge.

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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