DRYDEN – NEWS – On May 8, 2022 at approximately 6:30 pm CDT, officers with the Dryden Detachment of Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a traffic complaint of a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed westbound on Highway 17 in Zealand Township.
Officers located the suspect vehicle on Highway 17, in the City of Dryden, and conducted a traffic stop.
During the course of the investigation, the investigating officer determined that the driver had consumed alcohol. The driver was arrested and brought to the Dryden Detachment for further testing.
Russell BROWN, 37, of Dryden has been charged with the following Criminal Code Offences:
- Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs
- Operation while impaired – blood concentration (80 plus)
A 90-day Administrative Driver’s License Suspension (A.D.L.S.) and a 7-day Vehicle Impoundment was initiated as per statute. The accused is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Dryden at a later date to answer to the above charges.
If you suspect someone is driving while their ability to operate a motor vehicle is impaired, either by drug or alcohol, call police at 911 to report it.