More Impaired Drivers - VANCUREN, ELLIOTT, STEELE & EVANS

Source: Area OPP
Date: Sun Sep 20 05:17:22 MST 2020

(PERTH COUNTY, ON) - The Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have been busy removing impaired drivers off the roads over the last few weeks.

On September 03 2020, just after 2:00 p.m., police stopped a vehicle on Ontario Road, Mitchell, in the Municipality of West Perth, as the operator was known to be disqualified from driving. While speaking with the driver, officers formed the opinion that they had consumed alcohol. A Roadside Screening Device test was conducted, which resulted in a fail. The driver was arrested and brought to a local OPP detachment for further testing. The results of the breath test were more than twice the legal limit of 80 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood.

As a result, Robert VANCUREN, 60, of West Perth, has been charged with:
Operation While Impaired - Blood Alcohol Concentration (80 Plus)
Operate Motor Vehicle Without Insurance
Operation while Prohibited Under the Criminal Code


On September 04 2020, just after 7:00 p.m., a Perth County OPP officer stopped a vehicle on Perth Road 180, in the Municipality of West Perth, for speeding. While speaking with the driver, officers formed the opinion that they had consumed alcohol. A Roadside Screening Device test was conducted, which resulted in a fail. The driver was arrested and brought to a local OPP operations centre for further testing. During a search of the vehicle, a firearm was located in the vehicle.

As a result, Branden ELLIOTT, 20, of West Perth, has been charged with:
Operation While Impaired - Blood Alcohol Concentration (80 Plus)
Transport Firearm, weapon, prohibited device, or ammunition in a Careless Manner


On September 06 2020, just after 2:00 a.m., a Perth County OPP officer stopped a vehicle on Perth Line 20, in the Municipality of West Perth, after a traffic complaint reported the vehicle driving eastbound in the westbound lane. While speaking with the driver, officers formed the opinion that they had consumed alcohol. A Roadside Screening Device test was conducted, which resulted in a fail. The driver was arrested and brought to the nearest Breath Technician at the Stratford Police Service for further testing.

As a result, Miechele Dawn Maja STEELE, 33, of Brampton, has been charged with:
Operation While Impaired - Blood Alcohol Concentration (80 Plus)


On September 07 2020, just after 12:00 a.m., Perth County OPP officers located another impaired driver when they were conducting Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (R.I.D.E.) checks on Perth Line 20, in the Municipality of West Perth. While speaking with a driver, officers formed the opinion that they had consumed alcohol. A Roadside Screening Device test was conducted, which resulted in a fail. The driver was arrested and brought to a local OPP detachment for further testing. Cannabis was also located within reach of the driver.

As a result, Peter J EVANS, 66, of Scarborough, has been charged with:
Operation While Impaired - Blood Alcohol Concentration (80 Plus)
Drive Vehicle or Boat with Cannabis Readily Available


In all cases, a seven day driving suspension and seven day vehicle impoundment were initiated as per statute. The accused parties are scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Stratford at a later date to answer to the charges.

If you suspect someone is impaired by alcohol or drug, please call 911 immediately.

Anyone with information regarding these or any incident is asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or online at www.opp.ca/reporting. Should you wish to remain anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous online message at http://hc-cs.ca where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.


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