Area OPP Police Press Releases

48 Year Old Arrested Following Hit & Run

(CENTRAL HURON, ON) – Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged a Central Huron resident with a number of criminal offences following a fail to remain crash that took place this past weekend. 

Shortly before 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, 2022 Huron County OPP officers responded to a fail to remain crash that took place at the intersection of Base Line and Londesboro Road. Upon arrival police learned the other driver failed to remain at the scene. Further, while speaking with the occupants of the other involved vehicle police were able to obtain a licence plate of the suspect vehicle and a description of the suspect driver.

Shortly after, police attended a residence located near Bayfield whereupon they located the suspect vehicle and the accused. Upon informing the accused he was under arrest he attempted to evade the officers and resist arrest. Officers were ultimately successful in taking the accused into custody.

The accused was subsequently transported to the Huron OPP Detachment for further testing however the accused refused to provide breath samples as required by law. 

Paul JACOBSON, 48 years of age from Central Huron has been charged with:

·      Dangerous Operation

·      Failure to Stop After Accident

·      Operation While Impaired

·      Refusal to Provide Demand

·      Resist Arrest

The accused has since been released from custody with a court appearance scheduled for May 30, 2022 at the Ontario Court of Justice – Goderich. 

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