Area OPP Police Press Releases

Impaired Driver Vs Hydro Pole – One Arrested

(BLUEWATER, ON) –  A resident of South Huron is facing a number of charges in relation to an Impaired Driving investigation that took place over the weekend in Hensall.

On Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers responded to Oxford Street East in Hensall to investigate a report of a possible impaired driver that had just collided with a hydro pole and left the scene. Officers responded to Hensall and were able to locate the driver of the suspect vehicle a short distance away.

Upon speaking with the driver the investigating officer observed the driver to be displaying several signs of impairment. Further, when the officer attempted to arrest the driver for impaired operation the driver refused to comply with demands and resisted arrest. 

After a brief struggle officers were able to gain control of the accused and he was transported to the Huron OPP Detachment in Clinton for breath tests. The accused later provided two samples of his breath to the qualified Intoxilizer Technician. Both samples were found to be above the legal limit.

Wade KENNEDY, 30 years of age, from South Huron has been charged with Impaired Operation, Operation While Impaired – Blood Alcohol Concentration 80 Plus, Dangerous Operation and Resist Peace Officer. The accused has since been released from custody with a court appearance scheduled for May 10, 2021 at the Ontario Court of Justice – Goderich.  

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