Driver charged with impaired after stop at RIDE program

By CityNews Kitchener Staff


On Sunday December 16, 2018 at approximately 9:00 p.m. the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were conducting R.I.D.E. spotchecks on Roszell Road near Townline Road where they investigated the male driver of a black SUV that entered into the checkpoint.

While speaking with the male, officers determined that he was under the influence of alcohol. A Roadside Screening Device Test (ASD) was conducted which resulted in a fail. He was arrested and brought to a local OPP Operations Centre for further testing.

47-year-old Steven MAHLER of Breslau has been charged with Driving with Over 80 mgs of alcohol in 100mL of blood contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada. He is scheduled to appear in Guelph Criminal Court on January 18, 2019 to answer to his charge. 

A 90-day Administrative Driver's Licence Suspension (A.D.L.S.) and 7-day Vehicle Impoundment was initiated as per statute.

If you suspect someone is driving while their ability to operate a motor vehicle is impaired, either by drug or alcohol, call police at 911 to report it.


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