Impaired driving

WELLINGTON NORTH – On Oct. 31 at about 9:30pm, emergency crews responded a two-vehicle collision on Highway 6 at Jones Baseline south of Arthur.

“The occupants were assessed at the scene and no serious injuries were reported,” states a press release from the  Wellington County OPP.

Police say officers spoke to one of the drivers and transported him to a local OPP station for testing.

James Clayton Woods, 20, of Waterloo, was charged with driving while impaired by a drug and possession of  fentanyl. He is to appear in Guelph court on Dec. 4.

PUSLINCH – On Nov. 1 at about 1:30pm, Wellington County OPP officers stopped a passenger vehicle on Lake Road here.

Police say officers spoke to the male driver and conducted a roadside screening device test.

Joseph Christopher Hodgkinson, 30, of Brantford, was charged with driving with more than 80mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood in his system, driving with cannabis readily available and speeding. He is to appear in Guelph court on Nov. 24.

GUELPH – On Nov. 5 at about 5:38pm, an adult male crashed his motor vehicle into a hydro pole located near the intersection of Delhi Street and Speedvale Avenue East. Guelph Police officials say officers spoke to the male driver and conducted a roadside screening device test.

A 54-year-old Fergus man charged with driving over 80mg (Guelph Police do not name those charged). He is to appear in Guelph court on Dec. 11.

GUELPH – On Nov. 7 at about 1:22pm, a concerned citizen contacted the Guelph Police Service regarding a possible impaired driver.

“They observed an adult male passed out in the driver’s seat” of a running vehicle in a parking lot near the intersection of Willow Road and Edinburgh Road North in Guelph, police say. The man was transported to Guelph General Hospital “as a preventative measure due to concerns for a potential drug overdose,” police added.

A 32-year-old Fergus man was charged with operation of a conveyance while impaired by drugs and using unauthorized plates (Guelph Police do not name those charged). He is to appear in Guelph court on Feb. 9.

In the above incidents the driver’s licence was suspended for 90 days and the vehicle impounded for seven days.