Area OPP Police Press Releases

Palmerston Resident Arrested After Knocking On Doors

(TOWNSHIP OF WELLINGTON NORTH, ON) – On December 25, 2021, at approximately 3:00 p.m. Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of an intoxicated person knocking on doors. Officers later observed a green pickup truck associated to the same person, eastbound on Derby Street, in Palmerston and initiated a traffic stop.

As a result of the investigation, Joseph WALTER, 67-years-old of Palmerston has been charged with Impaired Operation – 80 Plus (mgs of alcohol in 100mL of blood). A 90-day Administrative Driver’s License Suspension (A.D.L.S.) and a 7-day Vehicle Impoundment were initiated as per statute. The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario court of justice – Guelph.

If you suspect someone is driving while their ability to operate a motor vehicle is impaired by drugs or alcohol, please call 911 immediately.

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