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Traffic complaint in Meaford leads to impaired charge for driver

23-year-old from Owen Sound is also facing 30-day driver's licence suspension and their vehicle was impounded for seven days
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The Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have charged a driver with impaired related offences following a traffic complaint that was reported by members of the public.

On Jan. 31, 2022, at 9:29 p.m., members from the Grey Bruce OPP responded to a traffic complaint on Highway 26 in the Municipality of Meaford. 

At 9:39 p.m., officers located the vehicle travelling on Sykes Street North and conducted a traffic stop. While speaking with the driver, officers detected signs of impairment. The driver was placed under arrest and transported to an OPP detachment for further testing.

As a result, the Grey Bruce OPP have charged a 23-year-old from Owen Sound with the following offences:

  • Operation while impaired
  • Operation while impaired (80 plus)
  • Driving while under suspension

The accused was released and is scheduled to attend the Ontario Court of Justice in Owen Sound at a later date.

The accused's driver's licence was suspended for 30 days, and their vehicle was impounded for seven days.