Drunk Driving Charge Following Collision – MCGOWAN

(TOWNSHIP OF CENTRE WELLINGTON, ON) – On July 10, 2020, at approximately 4:35 p.m. the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a two motor vehicle property damage collision on Scotland Street near Orangeville Road in Fergus.

During the course of the investigation, officers formed the opinion that the one of the drivers had consumed alcohol prior to the collision. A Roadside Screening Test was conducted which resulted in a fail. The driver was transported to a local OPP Operation Centre further testing.

Bryce Jonathan MCGOWAN, 42-years-old of Fergus has been charged with Impaired Operation – 80 Plus (mg of alcohol per 100 mL of blood) contrary to the Criminal Code.

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 14, 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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