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(CENTRAL HURON, ON) – Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged a Sarnia area resident with several criminal offences following a traffic stop on Friday March 1st, 2024.

Police were patrolling and using speed measuring equipment on Bluewater Highway, south of Goderich in the Municipality of Central Huron at 3:25 p.m. on March 1st, 2024. A northbound motor vehicle on Bluewater Highway was travelling more than 160 km/hr in the posted 80 km/hr speed zone. The investigating officer attempted to stop the offending vehicle, however the driver failed to stop and attempted to evade police. Officers patrolled the area and were able to locate the suspect vehicle in a parking lot in the Town of Goderich.

The driver exited the vehicle and was placed under arrest. Officers had reason to believe the driver was impaired and they were transported to the Huron OPP detachment in Clinton for breath tests before an OPP qualified breath technician which resulted in breath samples exceeding the legal limit.

Brian PATTISON, 25 years of age from Sarnia has been charged with:

* Operation while Impaired – alcohol and drugs,
* Operation while Impaired – Over 80,
* Operation while Prohibited – (two counts),
* Flight from Peace Officer,
* Dangerous Operation,
* Fail to Comply with Release Order.

The involved vehicle was towed and impounded for 45 days, and the accused’ driver’s license was suspended for a period of 90 days.

The accused was processed and held for a bail hearing where he was remanded into custody. The accused has a court appearance scheduled at the Ontario Court of Justice – Goderich.

If you suspect anyone is driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, please call 911 immediately and provide as much information as you can to police. Safe roadways are everyone’s responsibility.

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