Area OPP Police Press Releases

63 Year Old Arrested For Drunk Driving Following Collison

(CITY OF GUELPH, ON) – On December 17, 2020, at approximately 4:30 p.m. the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision involving two vehicles on Hanlon Parkway near Paisley Road in the City of Guelph.

While speaking with the one of the drivers, police formed the opinion that they under the influence of alcohol. A Roadside Screening Device (ASD) test was conducted which resulted in a fail. The driver was placed under arrest and transported to a local OPP Operation Centre for further testing.

Baden William MATTHEWS, 63-years-old of Crystal Beach has been charged with Operation While Impaired – 80 Plus 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 in the Ontario court of justice – Guelph on January 22, 2021 to answer to the charges.

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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