Area OPP Police Press Releases

John WOOD Arrested

(WEST PERTH, ON) – On January 28, 2023, just before 8:00 p.m., Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) stopped and investigated a motor vehicle that the officer knew to be owned and operated by a suspended driver on St. Andrew Street in the Municipality of West Perth.

Upon speaking with the driver, the officer had reason to believe the driver was impaired by a drug. The driver conducted a Standard Field Sobriety Test and was subsequently arrested and transported to a local operations centre for a Drug Recognition Evaluation.   

As a result, John WOOD, 65, of West Perth, has been charged with:

–      Operation while Impaired – alcohol and drugs

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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