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March 25, 2024

Impaired driver involved in single car accident transported to hospital

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On March 23, 2024, at 7:17 pm, the Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Grey Road 9 in Southgate.

Police attended and the driver was transported to hospital for minor injuries. While the officers were speaking to the driver, the driver was displaying signs of impairment. The driver provided a sample of breath into an ASD which registered a fail. The driver was arrested and transported to the Grey Bruce OPP Detachment for further tests by a Qualified Breath Technician.

Matthew Wilson, 32-years-old of Southgate was charged with:

  • Operation while impaired - blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)
  • Operation while impaired - alcohol and drugs
  • Driver fail to surrender licence
  • Careless Driving
  • Drive motor vehicle with unsealed container of liquor

The accused will appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Owen Sound on April 11, 2024.

The OPP remains committed to taking alcohol/drug-impaired drivers off our roads through enforcement and public education. our roads through enforcement and public education. Drivers are reminded that no amount of alcohol or drugs in your system is safe when driving. If you suspect that someone is driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs, it is important to call 9-1-1 to report it.


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