Area OPP Police Press Releases

Morris-Turnberry Resident Arrested For Drunk Driving

(MORRIS-TURNBERRY TWP, ON) – Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged a Morris-Turnberry resident with Impaired Operation – Blood Alcohol Concentration (80 Plus) following a failed roadside test on March 11th just after 1:20 a.m. on Queen Street in Belgrave. 

Huron County OPP officers were conducting a Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (R.I.D.E.) check on Queen Street in Morris-Turnberry Township when a vehicle entered the RIDE check. The driver failed to stop for the RIDE check and was subsequently stopped by police a short distance away with a police vehicle. Police spoke with the driver which led to the investigating officer conducting a roadside screening device test on the driver. The roadside breath test resulted in a failure and the driver was placed under arrest and taken into custody. 

The accused was then transported to the Huron OPP Detachment for further breath tests. Two samples of breath were supplied to the Intoxilyzer Technician and both tests were found to be over the legal limit. 

Jason COULTES, 51 years of age from Morris-Turnberry has been charged with Operation While Impaired – Blood Alcohol Concentration (80 Plus).

The involved vehicle was towed and impounded for seven days, and the accused’ driver’s license was suspended for a period of 90 days.

The accused has since been released from custody with a court appearance scheduled for April 17th, 2023, at the Ontario Court of Justice – Goderich. 

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