DAVIDSON Facing Drunk Driving Charge

(TOWNSHIP OF WELLINGTON NORTH, ON) – On July 4, 2020, at approximately 2:45 p.m. the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) investigated the driver of a motor vehicle on Highway 89 for a Highway Traffic Act (HTA) violation.

During the course of the investigation, officers formed the opinion that the driver had consumed 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.

Officers searched the vehicle incident to arrest and located an open container of liquor that was accessible to the driver.

Jonathan James DAVIDSON, 24-years-old of Barrie has been charged with Impaired Operation – 80 Plus (mg of alcohol per 100 mL of blood) contrary to the Criminal Code, Racing contrary to the Highway Traffic Act and Operate a 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 August 4, 2020.

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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