Saugeen Shores, Ontario Canada
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Impaired Driving and Assault Police

June 30, 2019

Media Release – Impaired Driving and Assault Police

On June 30th at 3:15am the Saugeen Shores Police were called to an address in Southampton concerning a suspected impaired driver.  An officer attended the area and could not located the vehicle or driver

Another call was received stating that the vehicle had returned.

The officer arrived at the address and identified the suspect who was clearly intoxicated.  The officer attempted to place the male driver under arrest who immediately became assaultive and resistive.  The responding officer called for other units to assist in arresting the male.

Other officers arrived on scene and assisted in arresting the male. During the course of the arrest one officer sustained a bite wound to his upper inner arm area that broke the skin that required medical attention.  Another officer received a series of cuts and abrasions.

The male was transported to the station where he refused to provide a breath sample.  His vehicle was impounded for seven days and his driver's licence was administratively suspended for 90 days.

A 34 year old Walkerton man has been charged with:

  1. Impaired Operation of a motor vehicle
  2. Refusal to comply with a demand – breath sample
  3. Assault with intent to resist arrest
  4. Assault with intent to resist arrest

He was released with a court date.


Sergeant Andy Evans

Media Relations Officer



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