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Michael MEADE – Drunk Driving

(BRANT, ON) – A Brantford resident is facing charges following a traffic stop on Bishopsgate Road.

On June 6th, 2024, at approximately 07:00 p.m., members of the Brant Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) stopped a passenger vehicle on Bishopsgate Road in Brant County after observing the vehicle driving erratically.

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 Brant County Detachment for further testing.

As a result of the investigation, Michael MEADE, a 50-year-old from Brantford was charged with:

  • Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs
  • Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)
  • Driving motor vehicle with open container liquor
  • Have care or control of vehicle or boat with cannabis readily available

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 Brantford on July 19th, 2024.

The OPP remind drivers and members of the public to respect our communities, comply with all laws and not jeopardize the safety of our citizens or our neighbourhoods with risky, illegal, and dangerous actions. Report impaired drivers and dangerous driving behaviour. Your call could save a life, please dial 911 or contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122 or *OPP (677) on your mobile phone. Your call will help make our roads safer for all and could save a life.

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