Lambton OPP Police Press Releases

Derek GOODING – Drunk Driving

(LAMBTON, ON) – A traffic stop resulted in an impaired driving charge over the weekend.

On July 6, 2024, just after 8:40 p.m., a member of Lambton County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) conducted a traffic stop on Oil Heritage Road in Enniskillen Township.

After speaking with the driver, they were taken into custody without incident and transported to Lambton OPP Petrolia detachment for further testing.

As a result of the investigation, Derek GOODING, 36-year-old from Dresden, was charged with:

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

A 90-day Administrative Driver’s License Suspension (ADLS) and a seven-day Vehicle Impoundment was initiated as per statute.

The accused has been released from police custody and is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice on August 12, 2024, in the City of Sarnia to speak to the charge.

The safety of our community is paramount, and we will continue to enforce impaired driving laws to keep our roads safe. “Traffic Safety is Everyone’s Responsibility”.

The Lambton OPP wants to remind the public that if you see anything suspicious or suspect an impaired driver, contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

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