Fergus resident charged with impaired driving, assaulting OPP officer

FERGUS – A Fergus resident has been charged with impaired driving and assaulting a police officer following a traffic stop here earlier this week.

On March 17 at about 10:45pm Wellington County OPP received a complaint about a passenger vehicle driving erratically on Gordon Street near St. David Street North in Fergus.

“Police located the vehicle and while speaking with the driver, officers formed the opinion that the driver was impaired by the consumption of alcohol,” police stated in a press release.

“When the driver was placed under arrest, it was reported that they became combative and assaulted a police officer.”

Police say the driver was transported to a local OPP station, “where they … refused to provide a suitable breath sample.”

Tanner Quintin Page, 26, of Fergus, was charged with impaired driving, refusing to provide a breath sample, resisting a peace officer and assaulting a peace officer.

The accused is to appear in Guelph court on April 23.

Their driver’s licence was suspended for 90 days and the vehicle impounded for seven days.