Area OPP Police Press Releases

31 Year Old Arrested For Refusing To Blow

(TOWNSHIP OF GUELPH-ERAMOSA, ON) – On December 13, 2020, members of the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were conducting a Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (R.I.D.E.) Check on Paisley Road at Township Road 1 in the Township of Guelph-Eramosa.  At approximately 11:30 p.m., the driver of a white passenger vehicle entered the R.I.D.E. check.

While speaking with the driver, officers formed the opinion that the driver was under the influence by alcohol. A Roadside Screening test was conducted which resulted in a fail.  The driver was arrested and brought to a local OPP operations centre where they failed to comply with the Breath Demand and refuse to provide a suitable breath sample.

Justin William RICHARDSON, 31-years-old of Guelph has been charged with Refuse to Comply with Breath Demand contrary to the Criminal Code. 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 at the Ontario court of justice – Guelph on January 8, 2021.

If you suspect someone is driving while their ability to operate a motor vehicle is impaired by drugs or alcohol, please call 911 immediately.

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