Motorcycle Rider Arrested At RIDE - PURNELL

Source: Area OPP
Date: Sun Jul 21 03:26:20 MST 2019

(TOWN OF ERIN, ON) - On July 5, 2019 at approximately 10:05 p.m. members of the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a property damage motor vehicle collision on Trafalgar Road near Side Road 5 in the Town of Erin involving a motorcycle rear-ending another motor vehicle.

Officers spoke with both drivers involved and determined that the motorcycle driver had alcohol in their body. A Roadside Screening Device was conducted which resulted in a fail. The driver was placed under arrest and transported to a local OPP Operation Centre for further testing.

Robert PURNELL, 49-years-old of Chatsworth has been charged with Impaired Operation - 80 Plus (mgs of alcohol in 100mL of blood) contrary to the Criminal Code.

A 90-day Administrative Driver's Licence Suspension (A.D.L.S.) and 7-day Vehicle Impoundment was initiated as per statute. The accused is scheduled to appear in Guelph Court on August 9, 2019 to answer to the charge.


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