Drunk Driver Damages Police Cruiser Following Arrest

Source: Area OPP
Date: Mon Nov 18 03:41:33 MST 2019

(TOWNSHIP OF GUELPH-ERAMOSA, ON) - On November 14, 2019 at approximately 11:20 p.m. the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Speedvale Avenue West at the Woolwich Townline involving a possible impaired driver.

Officers attended the scene and while speaking with the driver, an odour of an alcoholic beverage was detected on their breath. A Roadside Screening Device test was conducted which resulted in a fail. During the subsequent search, police seized a baggy containing marihuana bud from the driver's pocket. The accused was placed under arrest and transported to a local OPP Operation Centre for further testing and while enroute they caused damage to the rear seat of the police vehicle. Once at the detachment the accused refused to provide a breath sample to the officer.

Further investigation revealed that the accused was breaching conditions of an undertaking.

Henry HARRICKEY, 22-years-old of Cambridge has been charged with Refuse to comply with Breath Sample Demand, Mischief and Breach of Undertaking x2 contrary to the Criminal Code, Careless Driving and Novice Driver BAC Above Zero contrary to the Highway Traffic Act and Drive Motor Vehicle with Cannabis Readily Available contrary to the Cannabis Control Act 2017.

The accused was held for a bail hearing. A 90-day Administrative Driver's Licence Suspension (A.D.L.S.) and 7-day Vehicle Impoundment was initiated as per statute.


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