Area OPP Police Press Releases

31 Year Old Drunk Driver Caught Going 2X Speed Limit

(COUNTY of BRANT, ON) – A member of the County of Brant Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) came upon a vehicle travelling a high rate of speed while on general patrol on January 6, 2021 at approximately 2:55 a.m. on Brant Road in the County of Brant.

The vehicle was stopped and police determined through investigation that the driver had been drinking alcohol and the driver was arrested.

OPP investigators have charged Elizabeth SPURGEON 31-years-old of the Region of Waterloo with driving a motor vehicle with more than 80 mgs of alcohol in their blood contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada.

Because the vehicle was captured on radar travelling at more than double the posted 80 km/h speed limit the driver was also charged the following offences contrary to the Highway Traffic act of Ontario:

  • Adult race a motor vehicle -excessive speed Sec 172(1)
  • Adult speed 50= km over the posted speed limit Sec 128

The accused will appear in the Ontario Court of Justice at a later date to answer to the charge. If convicted, the offender will be subject to the Criminal Code penalties, including a fine or jail time, and a driving prohibition.

Anyone with information about any incident in the County of Brant can call the County of Brant OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous online message at where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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