Area OPP Police Press Releases

Impaired Driver Vs Hydro Pole, Methamphetamine A Factor – WOODS & SNELL

(BLUEWATER, ON) –  Two residents of South Huron are facing charges following a crash early yesterday morning south of Clinton. 

On Wednesday, March 23, 2021 at 5:49 a.m. Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Huron County Paramedic Services responded to a single vehicle collision located on London Road south of Clinton. Upon arrival officers located a sport utility vehicle that had struck a hydro pole and had rolled onto its hood. Fortunately for the occupants they escaped the crash with minimal injuries.   

The subsequent investigation revealed the unlicensed driver was operating the vehicle while impaired by a drug. Additionally, the driver and passenger were found to be in possession of suspected methamphetamine. 

The driver was arrested and was transported to the Huron OPP Detachment where they completed an evaluation conducted by a Drug Recognition Evaluator (DRE). Upon completion of the evaluation the driver was deemed to be impaired by a drug.

Jordan WOODS, 25 years of age from Exeter has been charged with Impaired Operation, Resist Peace Officer and Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Methamphetamine.

Craig SNELL, 40 years of age from Exeter has been charged with Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Methamphetamine, Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Opioid, and Fail to Comply with Probation Order – Two Counts. 

Both accused have since been released from custody with court appearances scheduled for May 3, 2021 at the Ontario Court of Justice – Goderich.  

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