Impaired driving

ABERFOYLE – On Dec. 2 at about 12:10am, Wellington County OPP responded a report of a vehicle that was stuck on a roundabout at Wellington Road 34 at Brock Road (Wellington Road 46) in Aberfoyle.

Police say officers spoke to the male driver and “formed the opinion [he was] impaired by drugs.” Police also located suspected fentanyl in the vehicle. The driver was taken to an OPP station for testing.

Bruno Casagrande, 52, of Brantford, was charged with driving while impaired by drug, possession of a controlled substance (fentanyl) and driving while suspended. He is to appear in Guelph court on Jan. 5.

GUELPH-ERAMOSA – On Dec. 10 at about 10pm, Wellington County OPP officers were conducting a RIDE program on Paisley Road at Woolwich-Guelph Townline.

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

Nizam Khan, 44, of Kitchener, was charged with driving with more than 80mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood in his system. He is to appear in Guelph court on Jan. 5.

PUSLINCH – On Dec. 11 at about 1:15am, Wellington County OPP officers were conducting a RIDE program on Wellington Road 32 at Lake Road here.

“The driver of a grey motor vehicle entered the RIDE check but failed to stop as directed,” police stated in a press release. “Officers managed to stop the vehicle a short distance away.” Police say officers spoke to the male driver and conducted a roadside screening device test.

Christopher Thomas Grainge, 30, of Haldimand County, was charged with driving over 80mg, resisting a peace officer, failing to stop for police, and driving with cannabis readily available. He is to appear in Guelph court on Jan. 5.

GUELPH-ERAMOSA – On Dec. 13 at about 11:30pm, Wellington County OPP officers were conducting a RIDE program on Paisley Road at Township Road 1 here.

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

“The driver was arrested and brought to a local OPP operations centre, where they failed to comply with the breath demand and refused to provide a suitable breath sample,” police stated in a press release.

Justin William Richardson, 31, of Guelph, was charged with refusing to comply with a demand for a breath sample. He is to appear in Guelph court on Jan. 8.

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