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Impaired driver nabbed at traffic stop

February 12, 2024

(BLUEWATER, ON) - The Huron County OPP has charged an Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh Township (ACW) resident with an Impaired Driving offence, following a traffic stop on the weekend.

Feb. 11, just before 1 a.m., a Huron County OPP officer conducted a traffic stop of a pick-up truck on Bayfield Main Street, in Bayfield.

Police spoke to the driver and determined that the individual had been consuming alcohol prior to driving. A demand was made by police for a sample of the driver's breath into the roadside screening device, which resulted in a failure.

The driver was placed under arrest and transported to the Huron OPP detachment in Clinton for further breath tests with an OPP qualified breath technician.

Joy BOWMAN, 51, of ACW Township has been charged with Operation while Impaired – Over-80.

The involved vehicle was towed and impounded for seven days, and the accused's driver's licence was suspended for a period of 90 days.

The accused has since been released from custody with a court appearance scheduled for March 4, at the Ontario Court of Justice – Goderich.

*THIS CHARGE HAS YET TO BE PROVEN IN COURT*

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