Driver charged with impaired in Listowel

LISTOWEL – On May 5 just after midnight, an officer from the Perth County Ontario OPP was on general patrol and observed a vehicle in a parking lot on Mitchell Road South in Listowel, with the driver’s side door open.

When the officer approached the vehicle, they observed a lone male sleeping in the driver’s seat. Upon speaking with the driver, it became apparent they had consumed alcohol and were displaying signs of impairment. A roadside-screening device was administered. The driver was placed under arrest and transported to a local OPP detachment for further testing.

William Lowe, 21, of Mapleton, has been charged with operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus).

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Stratford at a later date to answer to the charge.