Middlesex Centre OPP Police Press Releases

Matthew VANOS – Drunk Driving

(MIDDLESEX CENTRE, ON) – Driver charged with impaired operation after members of the public report separate traffic complaints of possible impaired driver.

On March 26, 2024, at 5:53 p.m., members of the Middlesex County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were dispatched to a traffic complaint in the area of Highbury Avenue North and Highway 401 in the City of London and a second complaint a short time later  westbound on Highway 402 for the report of a possible impaired driver.

The vehicle was located on Victoria Street in Delaware, Middlesex Centre, at which time a traffic stop was initiated.

It was determined the driver had previously consumed alcohol and was placed under arrest.

As a result, Matthew VANOS, a 42-year-old of Middlesex Centre, has been charged under the Criminal Code with:

·      Operation while impaired – alcohol

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

The accused has been released from police custody and is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice to speak to the charges on May 23, 2024.

The Middlesex OPP wants to remind the public that if you see anything suspicious or suspect an impaired driver you should contact the Ontario Provincial Police or your nearest police authority immediately.

If you have any information that could assist with the investigation, the OPP can be reached anywhere in the Province of Ontario at 1-888-310-1122. 

If you wish to remain anonymous you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) where you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2000.  

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