Prohibited Driver 3X Legal Limit – LORENZ

(NORTH PERTH, ON) – Calls from quick-thinking citizens resulted in an impaired driver being removed from the roads in North Perth over the weekend.

The Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were called to the scene on Inkerman Street East shortly after 6:00 p.m. on Saturday April 4 2020, when the actions of an e-bike driver caught the attention of other motorists and citizens in Listowel.

Police spoke with the driver and determined that his ability to operate a motor vehicle was impaired by alcohol. He was arrested and was found to have over three times the legal limit of alcohol in his system. The accused was also found to be prohibited from driving.

Larry LORENZ, 59, of North Perth, has been charged with the following offences, contrary to the Criminal Code:

Operation while Impaired – alcohol and drugs

Operation while Impaired – blood alcohol concentration 80 plus

Operation while Prohibited

The accused has been released and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Stratford, at a later date, 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. To report less serious incidents, the public is asked to call 1-888-310-1122 or report 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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