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Impaired charge laid in Meaford after vehicle lands in ditch

A 34-year-old from Meaford has been charged
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MEAFORD - On Jan. 14, 2021 at 7:25 p.m. Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were dispatched to a single motor vehicle in a ditch on the 3rd Line, near 7 Side Road, in the Municipality of Meaford.

OPP officers spoke with the driver, who failed a roadside screening device. The driver was arrested and transported to the Grey Bruce OPP detachment in Meaford. A breath test recorded readings over the legal limit of 80 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood. 

Grey Bruce OPP have charged Jeremy Heslip, 34 years of age, from Meaford, with operation of a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol, section 320.14(1)(a) Criminal Code of Canada (CCC) and operation while impaired with blood alcohol concentration 80 mgs or more, section 320.14(1)(b) CCC.

The accused's driver's licence is suspended for 90 days and the vehicle they were operating was towed and impounded for seven days.

The accused must attend the Ontario Court of Justice in Owen Sound on March 18, 2021.