OPP Police Press Releases

Patrick KUENEMAN – Hit & Run, Impaired Driving

(Elgin County) Elgin County OPP have charged a 32 year Southwest Middlesex resident with several offences relating to a single motor vehicle collision which occurred yesterday December 9th, 2020 at approximately 2:15pm on Highway 401 westbound just west of Union Rd, Elgin County.

Police received multiple calls from the motoring public reporting that a car had struck the center median of the highway, that the vehicles airbags had deployed and that there was smoke coming from the vehicle. Moments later police received reports that vehicle involved in the collision was now traveling westbound on the Highway 401 with sparks coming from the vehicle which was heavily damaged.

Police located the vehicle on the Iona Rd. exit/Hwy 401 at Iona Rd. and as a result of the investigation arrested the driver, the lone occupant, with impaired driving. The driver was not injured in the collision.

Police have since charged Patrick KUENEMAN, age 32, of Southwest Middlesex with;

  1. Impaired Driving
  2. Dangerous Driving
  3. Failing to Remain at the Scene of a Collision
  4. Operating a Motor Vehicle with No Insurance.

KUENEMAN was later released on an appearance notice with a future court date of the 26th of January, 2021 in St. Thomas, ON Criminal Court.

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