Central Elgin OPP Police Press Releases

Ian MACDONALD – Drunk Driving

(CENTRAL ELGIN, ON) – The Elgin Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), St. Thomas Detachment has charged an individual following a traffic stop.

On June 28, 2024, at approximately 10:50 p.m., a member of the Elgin OPP stopped a passenger vehicle on Lotus Lane, Municipality of Central Elgin after observing a vehicle driving erratically in the Village of Port Stanley.

While speaking to the driver, the investigating officer observed signs of intoxication and a roadside approved screening device (ASD) test was administered, registering a failure. The driver was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Elgin OPP St. Thomas Detachment for further testing.

As a result of the investigation, Ian MACDONALD, a 22-year-old from St. Thomas was charged with:

  • Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)

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

The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in St. Thomas on August 13, 2024.

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