OPP Police Press Releases

McCLINCHEY – Drunk Driving

(COUNTY OF WELLINGTON, ON) – On January 23, 2021, at approximately 10:00 a.m. the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to several traffic complaints involving a white snow-covered sedan being driven erratically and speeding  southbound on Highway 6 near Arthur.

Police located the vehicle on St. David Street in Fergus and conducted a traffic stop.

While speaking with the driver, officers formed the opinion that the driver was under the influence by alcohol. A Roadside Screening test was conducted which resulted in a fail. The driver was arrested and brought to a local OPP operations centre for further testing.

Cody Joseph McCLINCHEY, 25-years-old of Holland Centre has been charged with Impaired Operation – 80 Plus (mg of alcohol per 100 mL of blood) contrary to the Criminal Code.

A 90-day Administrative Driver’s Licence Suspension (A.D.L.S.) and 7-day Vehicle Impoundment was initiated as per statute. The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice – Guelph on February 26, 2021 to answer to the charge.

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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