(GODERICH, ON) - The Huron County OPP was able to prevent an impaired driver from getting behind the wheel this past weekend, thanks to the efforts of a customer and some employees at the LCBO.
At 4:34 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 10, Huron OPP officers received a call about a suspected impaired driver who had just arrived at the LCBO, located on Huron Road in Goderich. Police learned a witness outside the store watched the male driver stumble to the ground upon exiting his vehicle. Upon approaching the man to see if he needed some help, it soon became clear to the witness the driver had been drinking some alcohol. At that point, the witness convinced the man to hand over the keys to his vehicle and wait inside the store.
Shortly thereafter, police arrived on scene and spoke with the male driver. Upon speaking with the driver, the investigating officer also made several observations that led him to believe the driver was impaired by alcohol.
As a result, the driver was placed under arrest for Impaired Driving and was transported to the Huron OPP detachment for breath tests. He subsequently provided two samples of his breath to a qualified Intoxilizer Technician and both of his samples registered over the legal limit.
Travis WURR, 51, of Goderich has been charged with Impaired Driving and Drive Motor Vehicle with Over-80 Milligrams of Alcohol.
He has since been released from custody with a court appearance set for March 5, at the Ontario Court of Justice - Goderich. He was also served with a 90-day driver's licence suspension and his vehicle was impounded for seven days.
*THESE CHARGES HAVE YET TO BE PROVEN IN COURT*