Area OPP Police Press Releases

PATTON – Drunk Driving

(WEST PERTH, ON) – Tips from the public assisted in locating an impaired driver, who was arrested in the Municipality of West Perth yesterday. 

On June 8, 2022, just after 5:30 p.m., the Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a suspicious person in West Perth.

Officers later located a person on Quebec Street in Mitchell driving an electric scooter. The officer determined the driver was impaired. Officers also learned that the driver was prohibited from operating a motor vehicle.

They were arrested and transported to a local detachment for further testing.

Tanya PATTON, 41, of West Perth, has been charged with:

–      Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs

–      Operation while impaired – Blood Alcohol Concentration (80 plus)

–      Operation while Prohibited – Legal Restriction from any other Act of Parliament or Provincial Law

A 90-day Administrative Driver’s License Suspension (A.D.L.S.) and a 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.

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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