Impaired driving in Houghton

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Norfolk County OPP have charged a 19-year-old male after police stopped a vehicle at a Lakeshore Road, Houghton, address.

On Sunday, July 20, at approximately 8:18 p.m., police were responding to call for service in the Lakeshore Road area when a vehicle attracted an officer’s attention. The vehicle was subsequently stopped and investigated.

As a result of investigation, police arrested and charged 19-year-old Peter Guenther of Perth East Township with the following Criminal and Highway Traffic Act offences: Driving over the legal limit; Operate motor vehicle without insurance; Driving motor vehicle with open container of liquor; Novice Driver – blood alcohol concentration above zero; Drive motor vehicle no currently validated permit; and Fail to surrender permit for motor vehicle.

He is to appear in Provincial Court, Simcoe at a later date to answer to the charges.

“There will be zero tolerance for motorists driving aggressively, impaired by drugs or alcohol, distracted drivers or those who fail to buckle up," said Constable Ed Sanchuk, Norfolk County OPP, in a media release. "Driving safety is everyone’s responsibility and it starts before the vehicle is put into drive."

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