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Brockton man charged with impaired driving

HARRISTON – A Brockton man is facing multiple charges following a Wellington County OPP investigation on Nov. 13.

Around 10 a.m. last Friday, an officer investigated the driver of a vehicle on Wellington Road 109 near Fifth Line south of Harriston.

The officer spoke to the driver and formed the opinion that they had been drinking. A roadside screening device test was conducted, which police say resulted in a fail. Police arrested the driver and took him to a local OPP detachment for further testing.

The accused, 53-year-old Jeffrey Allan Bell of Brockton, has been charged with impaired operation – alcohol or drug contrary to the Criminal Code; impaired operation – 80 plus (mg of alcohol per 100 mL of blood) contrary to the Criminal Code; and drive motor vehicle with open container contrary of Liquor Licence Act.

Bell’s licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle impounded for seven days as per statute.

The accused is scheduled to appear in Guelph court on Dec. 8 to answer to the charges.