Area OPP Police Press Releases

24 Year Old From Goderich Facing Impaired & Hit and Run Charges

(MIDDLESEX, ON) – On Saturday January 23, 2021 at 10:52 p.m. members of the Middlesex County Ontario Provincial Police responded to reports of a motor vehicle collision in the area of the 2300 block of Denfield Rd., located in the Municipality of Middlesex Centre. Police learned that a pickup truck had left the roadway striking two hydro poles, before later striking a vacant building.

The suspect fled the scene on foot and was later tracked down and arrested by members of the Middlesex OPP with the assistance of OPP K9.

As a result of an investigation police have charged Skylr CUMMINGS -age 24- of Goderich, ON with:

  •  Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs as per section 320.14(1)(a) of the Criminal Code (CC)
  • Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus) as per section 320.14(1)(b) CC
  • Failure to stop after accident as per section 320.16(1)

The accused has been released from police custody and is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice on March 1 to speak to the charges.

Crashes involving alcohol and/or drugs are a leading criminal cause of death in Canada. Every day, on average, up to 4 Canadians are killed and many more are injured in alcohol and/or drug-related motor vehicle crashes on public roads.

The Middlesex OPP wants to remind the public that if you see anything suspicious or suspect an impaired driver you should contact the Ontario Provincial Police or your nearest police authority immediately. The OPP can be reached anytime, anywhere in the Province of Ontario at 1-888-310-1122. If you wish to remain anonymous you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) where you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2000.

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