Impaired Driver Caught Going 175 km/h

(TOWN OF ERIN, ON) – On February 25, 2020, at approximately 11:10 p.m. the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a traffic complaint on Wellington Road 125 involving a possible impaired driver.

Police located the white sport utility vehicle (SUV) on Wellington Road 124 near Wellington Road 26 and observed the vehicle weaving within its lane and travelling at a speed in excess of 175 km/h.

Officers stopped the motor vehicle and while speaking to the driver determined that their ability to operate a motor vehicle was impaired by alcohol. The driver was placed under arrest and transported to an OPP Operation Centre for further testing.

Aaron John SOEHNER, 27-years-old of Fergus has been charged with Impaired, Impaired Operation – 80 Plus (mg of alcohol per 100 mL of blood) and Dangerous Driving 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 April 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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