26 Year Old Facing Drunk Driving Charge – HOWE

(TOWNSHIP OF WELLINGTON NORTH, ON) – On April 29, 2020 at approximately 9:50 p.m. the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a traffic complaint involving a black pick-up truck being driven erratically at high rates of speed and passing unsafely on Highway 6 north of Arthur.

Police located the vehicle south of Arthur and observed it weaving into the oncoming lane with speeds varying between 150-160 km/h with poor road and visibility conditions. Officers conducted a traffic stop and while speaking with the driver determined that their ability to operate a motor vehicle was impaired by alcohol and they were placed under arrest. The driver was transported to a local OPP Operation Centre for further testing.

Michael Kevin HOWE, 26-years-old of Kitchener has been charged with Dangerous Operation, Impaired Operation and Impaired Operation – 80 Plus (mg of alcohol per 100 mL of blood) contrary to the Criminal Code, Drive Motor Vehicle – No Licence contrary to the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) and Drive Motor Vehicle with Open Container of Liquor contrary to the Liquor Licence Act. 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 June 2, 2020 to answer to the charges.

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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