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Perth County OPP Reports - December 11, 2013

Web posted on December 11, 2013

(MUNICIPALITY OF NORTH PERTH, ON) On Wednesday December 11, 2013, shortly after 2 a.m. Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers on patrol in Listowel observed a car fail to make a complete stop at the intersection of Binning St W. and Wallace Ave N. While speaking with the female driver, signs of impairment were detected. The driver was transported to the Palmerston OPP Detachment where she failed two Intoxilyzer Breath Tests.

Allison OSMAN (38) of the Municipality of North Perth has been charged with "impaired operation of a motor vehicle", and "driving with more than 80 mgs of alcohol in blood". She will have to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Listowel on Wednesday January 15, 2014 to answer to these charges. She has also received an automatic 90 day driver's licence suspension and her vehicle has been impounded for 7 days.

The Perth County OPP wants to remind the motoring public that just over two weeks into their Festive R.I.D.E. program they have charged four persons with Impaired/Over 80, contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada. Another three drivers were issued a Warn Range Suspension and immediately lost their driving privileges for 3 days.

Perth County OPP officers are always on the lookout for impaired drivers, however during the Festive R.I.D.E. Season they have stepped this up a notch. Motorists can expect to see R.I.D.E. programs any time of day in any location.

Think twice before getting behind the wheel with alcohol in your system. There are many other safe and socially acceptable options available to persons wishing to consume alcohol. They include; handing your keys over to a sober person at the start of your function, having a designated sober driver, taking a cab, riding the bus or using any other public services to get home. Everything possible must be done to prevent a person who has been drinking from getting behind the wheel of a motor vehicle.