Closed roads charges


A 48-year-old from Grand Bend is facing numerous charges after being stopped on Highway 21, which had been closed due to poor visibility and blowing and drifting snow.

On Feb. 13, a Huron County OPP officer saw a GMC Sierra driving south on Highway 21. The officer initiated a traffic stop south of Blue Buff Road and detected the presence of alcohol on the driver's breath. A roadside screening test demand was given, and the driver refused to provide a breath sample.

Further investigation revealed the driver held a suspended licence and was currently bound by court release conditions to abstain from drinking alcohol. After failing to provide a sample, the driver was arrested and transported to the Huron OPP detachment.

The man was charged with failure to provide a breath sample, failure to comply with an undertaking, failure to comply with recognizance, driving while under suspension and driving on a closed highway. He was later released from custody with a court date scheduled for April 28 in Exeter. His vehicle was impounded and his driver's licence was suspended for an automatic 90 days.