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22 Year Old Drunk Driver Arrested After Foot Chase

(CENTRAL HURON, ON) – A 22-year-old from Central Huron is facing a half-dozen charges following a series of events that took place late last night and early this morning.

At approximately 12:23 a.m. on April 9, 2021 a Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer was patrolling on London Road south of Londesboro when he noticed a heavily damaged vehicle that had rolled over in the ditch. A check on the vehicle revealed the occupants had left the scene. Shortly thereafter police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that was in the vicinity of the crash scene and it was determined a Good Samaritan had picked up the driver of the crashed car. 

While speaking with driver of the crashed vehicle the suspect suddenly bolted from the officer and fled on foot. Following a short foot pursuit the accused was taken into custody. While speaking with the driver police noted the accused had consumed some alcohol and was displaying signs of impairment. 

The accused later provided two samples of breath to the qualified Intoxilizer Technician and both samples registered above the legal limit. The accused was lodged at the Huron Detachment and while in custody the accused caused damage to the holding cell.    

As a result, 22-year-old Chelsea HOGGART, from Central Huron has been charged with Operation While Impaired, Operation While Impaired – Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) 80 Plus, Failure to Stop at Accident, Fail to Comply with Release Order, Failure to Comply with Undertaking and Mischief Under $5,000.

The accused remains in custody with a court appearance scheduled for April 14, 2021.

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