(TOWNSHIP OF WELLINGTON NORTH, ON) – On October 31, 2020 at approximately 9:30 p.m. the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) along with Wellington North Fire Services and Guelph-Wellington Paramedic Services responded a two vehicle collision on Highway 6 at Jones Baseline south of Arthur.
Police attended and while speaking with one of the drivers, formed the opinion that they were impaired by drugs. The driver was arrested and transported to a local OPP Detachment for further tests.
The occupants were assessed at the scene and no serious injuries were reported.
James Clayton WOODS, 20-years-old of Waterloo has been charged with Driving while Impaired by Drug contrary to the Criminal Code and Possession of a Controlled Substance-Fentanyl contrary to the Controlled Drug and Substances Act.
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 the Ontario court of justice – Guelph on December 4, 2020.
If you suspect someone is driving while their ability to operate a motor vehicle is impaired, either by drug or alcohol, you can call police at 911 to report it.