Area OPP Police Press Releases

Nicholas SKYRING-LEPAGE – Impaired Driving

(WEST PERTH, ON) – Another driver has been charged with impaired driving after a traffic stop in the Municipality of West Perth last week.

On April 11 2021, just after 12:00 a.m., a Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer on general patrol observed a vehicle that was driving in a suspicious manner, and conducted a traffic stop to investigate. While speaking with the officer, the driver was displaying signs of impairment. The driver performed poorly on a Standard Field Sobriety Test and was subsequently placed under arrest for impaired operation. They were transported to the closest police detachment for further examination. A Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) conducted a series of tests and the driver was deemed to be impaired by a drug.

As a result, Nicholas SKYRING-LEPAGE, 23, of West Perth, has been charged with:

  • Operation while Impaired – Alcohol and Drugs

A 90-day driving suspension and seven-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.

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