OPP Police Press Releases

Drunk Driver Arrested After Drive Through Golf Course

(PETROLIA, ON) – On June 17, 2021 at 7:20 p.m., members of the Lambton County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were notified of an erratic driver in the town of Petrolia who was observed driving on a closed road before making their way across the golf course.

Officers attended the area where they located the vehicle. Upon speaking with the driver, it became apparent the driver had consumed an alcoholic beverage, at which time a roadside screening device was administered. The driver was arrested for impaired operation and provided two samples over the legal limit.

Jack LAANSTRA, 51-years-old of Sarnia, has been charged with

  • Operation While Impaired- Alcohol and Blood.
  • Operation While Impaired – Blood Alcohol Concentration (80 Plus).
  • Drive on closed highway (Highway Traffic Act).

The accused has been released and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice-Sarnia on July 26, 2021.

If you see a driver you suspect may be impaired by alcohol or drugs, contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or *OPP (677) on your mobile phone. Your call could make our roads safer for all.

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