Area OPP Police Press Releases

Michael PHIPPS – Drunk Driving

(WEST PERTH, ON) – On April 23, 2021, just before 8:00 p.m., the Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were conducting an investigation into a possible impaired driver in the Municipality of West Perth. Police located the suspect and an Approved Screening Device (ASD) was utilized. The driver was arrested and transported to a local OPP detachment where further tests were administered.

As a result, Michael PHIPPS, 44, of the Municipality of West Perth has been charged with:

  •  Operation While Impaired- Blood Alcohol Concentration (80 plus)

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 released from custody and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Stratford at a later date to answer to the charge.

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 immediately.

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