Area OPP Police Press Releases

Ditch Drunk Driver From Palmerston Arrested

(TOWNSHIP OF MAPLETON, ON) – On October 28, 2021, at approximately 10:45 p.m. Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a single vehicle in a ditch on Wellington Road 7, west of Rothsay. Initial reports indicated that a driver had entered the ditch.

OPP and Guelph/Wellington Paramedic Services responded, and the driver was transported to a local hospital as a precaution. 

As a result of the investigation, Jonathan SCHOLL, 39-years-old of Palmerston has been charged with Impaired Operation – 80 Plus (mgs of alcohol in 100mL of blood). A 90-day Administrative Driver’s Licence Suspension (A.D.L.S.) and 7-day Vehicle Impoundment was initiated as per statute. The accused was scheduled to appear in the Ontario court of justice – Guelph.

If you suspect someone is driving while their ability to operate a motor vehicle is impaired by drugs or alcohol, please call 911 immediately.

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