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Another Drunk Driver Arrested

(NORTH PERTH, ON) – A traffic stop in the Municipality of North Perth resulted in a motor vehicle driver facing an impaired driving charge.

On Saturday June 24, 2023, just after 1:00 p.m., in the Municipality of North Perth a Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer conducted a traffic stop in the area of Perth Line 72 and Road 164.

As a result, Benjamin MATTHEWS, 30, of Woodstock, has been charged with:

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

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Stratford on July 24, 2023, to answer to the charge. A 90-day Administrative Driver’s Licence Suspension (A.D.L.S.) and a 7-day Vehicle Impoundment was initiated as per stature.

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

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