Drunk Driver Downs Hydro Lines – LINDNER

(PERTH EAST, ON) – The Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have arrested and charged a person in relation to a collision last week.

Shortly before 8:30 p.m. on May 26 2020, Perth County OPP received a call for a single motor vehicle collision on Line 37 in the Township of Perth East. The investigation revealed that a van travelling westbound left the roadway, striking a hydro pole and downing the hydro lines.

Upon speaking with the driver, the investigating officer learned that the driver had consumed alcohol. An approved screening device was utilized and the driver produced a roadside sample of breath that resulted in a fail.

The driver was placed under arrest and was transported to the Stratford Police Service detachment for breath tests, where his blood alcohol concentration was determined to be above the legal limit.

As a result, Jordan LINDNER, 31, of Stratford, has been charged with the following offences, contrary to the Criminal Code:

Operation while Impaired – blood alcohol concentration 80 plus

The accused has been released from custody and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Stratford, at a later date, to answer to the charges. The vehicle involved was towed from the scene and a seven day impound was initiated as per statute. The accused’s driver’s licence was also suspended for 90 days.

Anyone with information regarding this or any incident is asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or online at Should you wish to remain anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous online message at where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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