Area OPP Police Press Releases

32 Year Old Arrested For Drunk Driving

(WEST PERTH, ON) – On August 7, 2022, just before 1:00 a.m., the Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were conducting a Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (RIDE) checkpoint on Perth Line 20 in the Municipality of West Perth.  

A vehicle proceeded through the RIDE checkpoint without stopping. Police were able to stop the vehicle a short time later. Upon speaking with a driver, it became apparent the driver had consumed an alcoholic beverage, at which time a roadside screening device was administered. The driver was arrested for impaired operation and transported to a local operations center for further testing.

Katherine DIMAS, a 32-year-old resident of Kleinburg has been charged with the following:

–      Operation while impaired – blood concentration (80 plus)

–      Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs

–      Dangerous operation

A 90-day Administrative Driver’s License Suspension (A.D.L.S.) and a 7-day Vehicle Impoundment was initiated as per statute. The accused has been released and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Stratford at a later date to answer to the charge.

If you suspect someone is driving while their ability to operate a motor vehicle is impaired, either by drug or alcohol, call police at 911 to report it.

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