The Perth County OPP has laid a drunk driving charge against the driver of a snowmobile involved in a single-vehicle collision in West Perth Sunday morning.

Officers were called to the scene of the collision on Perth Line 19 shortly before 9 a.m. on Sunday. Through investigation, police determined the driver, a 27-year old London man, had been consuming alcohol.

He was subsequently charged with operating a motor vehicle with more than 80 mg of alcohol in 100 mg of blood. As a result of the charge, the snowmobile was towed and the driver’s license to operate the vehicle was suspended.

The driver was transported to a local hospital for the treatment of non-life threatening injuries sustained during the collision. He was released on a promise to appear, and is scheduled to face a judge at a later date.

The Perth County OPP and local snowmobile clubs would like to remind riders that impaired driving will not be tolerated. Operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs poses serious and unnecessary risks to all.

Source: Stratford Beacon Herald