Area OPP Police Press Releases

73 Year Old From Brussels Arrested – Officer Assaulted

(NORTH PERTH, ON) – On December 11, 2022, at approximately 12:15 a.m., officers from the Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Road 164 in the Municipality of North Perth.

When the officers arrived on scene, they observed the truck in a ditch. Upon speaking with the driver, it became apparent the driver had consumed alcohol and was displaying signs of impairment. The driver was placed under arrest and transported to a local hospital as a precaution.

Gregory NICHOLLS, 73-year-old of Brussels, has been charged with:

–      Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs

–      Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)

–      Assault a Peace Officer While Carrying a Weapon

–      Resist Peace Officer

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Stratford at a later date to answer to the charge.

Anyone with information regarding these incidents should immediately contact Perth County OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

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