Meaford man blows three times over the legal limit

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Grey Bruce OPP have laid charges after they were called to an intersection in Meaford earlier this week. 

The report said an SUV was parked in the middle of an intersection at Nelson Street West and Sykes Street North just before 6pm on Monday, August 12.  

A male was observed seated in the driver's seat with his head down.

OPP officers and Grey County Paramedics attended the scene. 

The driver was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while impaired and was transported to Grey Bruce OPP detachment in Chatsworth where he blew over THREE times the legal limit. 

35 year old, Eric SAMPLE of Meaford has been charged with the following offences:


  • Operation of motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol, section 320.14(1)(a) Criminal Code of Canada (CC)
  • Operation of motor vehicle while impaired - blood alcohol concentration over 80, section 320.14(1)(b) CC
  • Driving motor vehicle with liquor readily available, section 32(1) Liquor Licence Act


The accused has been released on a Promise to Appear with a court date for Ontario Court of Justice in Owen Sound on September 5, 2019.


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