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51 Year Old From Lucknow Facing Impaired Driving Charge

(ASHFIELD-COLBORNE-WAWANOSH, ON) – A Lucknow resident has been charged with Impaired Operation following a collision investigation conducted by Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP).

At approximately 6:07 p.m. on December 27, 2020 Huron OPP members responded to a report of a single vehicle collision located on Donnybrook Line near Bruce Road 86. Upon arrival police located a vehicle that had been driven off the roadway into the snow filled ditch. Upon being cleared by EMS the investigating officer spoke with the driver and became suspicious the driver may have been impaired by a drug. 

A Standard Field Sobriety Test (SFST) was completed on the driver and the accused performed poorly. The accused was subsequently placed under arrest and was transported to the Tillsonburg OPP Detachment where he completed a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) evaluation. Upon completion of the evaluation the DRE deemed the driver to be impaired by a drug. 

Robin WELLSTEAD, 51 years of age from Lucknow has been charged with Operation While Impaired. He has since been released from custody with a court appearance scheduled for March 8, 2021 at the Ontario Court of Justice – Goderich. 

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