Area OPP Police Press Releases

Drunk Driver Stopped In Middle Of Road 2x Legal Limit – Name Released

(WEST GREY, ON) – On December 28, 2020 at 3:25 a.m. Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) located a vehicle stopped in the middle of the road on Grey Road 12, just outside of the Village of Markdale.  

OPP officers spoke with the driver, who displayed obvious signs of impairment, so they were arrested for impaired driving. The driver was transported to the Grey Bruce OPP detachment in Chatsworth. A breath test conducted at the detachment, recorded readings over twice the legal limit of 80 mgs of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood. 

Grey Bruce OPP have charged Joshua SPARKS, 39 years-of-age, from West Grey, ON with operation of a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol, section 320.14(1)(a) Criminal Code of Canada (CCC) and operation while impaired with blood alcohol concentration 80 mgs or more, section 320.14(1)(b) CCC.

The accused’s driver’s licence is suspended for 90 days and the vehicle they were operating was towed and impounded for seven days.

The accused must attend the Ontario Court of Justice in Owen Sound on February 4, 2021.

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