Area OPP Police Press Releases

23 Year Old Drunk Driver From Morris-Turnberry Arrested

(MORRIS-TURNBERRY, ON) –  A Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (RIDE) checkpoint conducted this past weekend in Bluevale resulted in officers arresting a drunk driver.

At approximately 10:32 p.m. on Friday, April 9, 2021 officers were conducting a RIDE checkpoint at the intersection of Clyde Line and Morris Street when they observed an approaching vehicle abruptly turn off into a private drive.

Officers found the maneuver suspicious in nature so they went to check on the driver. Upon speaking with the driver the investigating officer noted the driver had been drinking alcohol and was displaying several signs of impairment.

The driver was subsequently placed under arrest and was transported to the Huron OPP Detachment for breath tests. The accused provided two samples of his breath to the qualified Intoxilizer Technician and both samples were found to be above the legal limit. 

Dallas COULTES, 23 years of age, from Morris-Turnberry has been charged with Impaired Operation and Operation While Impaired – Blood Alcohol Concentration 80 Plus. The accused has since been released from custody with a court appearance scheduled for May 31, 2021 at the Ontario Court of Justice – Goderich. 

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