To The Haldimand Press
HALDIMAND—Haldimand OPP have charged five individuals over the course of three days with impaired driving in the county.
On Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 3:15 p.m., OPP responded to Diltz Road in Dunn-ville for a report of a single vehicle collision where a vehicle had collided into the ditch. Officers attended, spoke with the driver, and detected signs of impairment.
Further investigation determined the driver was involved in another collision on Highway 3 in Dunnville. There were no injuries and no other vehicles involved. A Drug Recognition Evaluator administered tests and investigation determined the driver was impaired by drug.
OPP charged a 52-year-old of Canfield with:
- Impaired operation of a motor vehicle
- Operate a motor vehicle while prohibited (3 counts)
- Drive while under suspension (3 counts)
- Fail to remain at the scene of a collision
- Drive motor vehicle with no current valid permit
That night at 12 a.m., OPP were conducting patrols on King Street in Hagersville when a vehicle caught the attention of an officer. Officers followed the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop on John Street, where they investigated. While speaking with the driver, signs of impairment were detected and the driver was placed under arrest.