Area OPP Police Press Releases


(PERTH EAST, ON) – On July 18, 2022, at approximately 11:00 p.m., Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were conducting a Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (RIDE) program on Road 145 in the Township of Perth East.

Upon speaking with a driver, the officer had reason to believe the driver was impaired. The officer conducted a Standard Field Sobriety Test (SFST) on the driver. The driver was arrested and transported to a local operations center for a Drug Recognition Evaluation.   

As a result, Dennis SCHLUETER, 38, of Perth East has been charged with:

–      Operation while Impaired – alcohol and drugs

–      Possession of a Schedule III Substance

–      Drive a motor vehicle, no plates

–      Operate a motor vehicle with no insurance

–      Drive motor vehicle – improper license

–      Drive motor vehicle, no permit

–      Class G1 license holder, drive unlawful hour

A 90-day Administrative Driver’s License Suspension (A.D.L.S.) and a 7-day Vehicle Impoundment was initiated as per statute. The accused is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Stratford at a later date 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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