Stratford man charged after vehicle crashes into Exeter building

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A Stratford man is facing a list of charges after a vehicle struck a building at the north end of Exeter last weekend.

Just after 1 a.m. last Saturday, OPP officers responded to a gas bar on Main Street North to check on the driver of a vehicle that had crashed into the building. Officers found a man in the driver’s seat of a car that had collided with the gas station building.

A standard field sobriety test was conducted and the driver performed poorly. He was placed under arrest for impaired operation of a motor vehicle and was transported to Stratford for an evaluation conducted by a drug recognition expert. It was determined that the driver was impaired by a drug.

The 36-year-old Stratford man has been charged with impaired operation, operation while prohibited, driving while under suspension, operating a motor vehicle without insurance, failing to have an insurance card, and driving a motor vehicle without an ignition interlock device.

The accused was released from custody with a court appearance scheduled for February 10 in Goderich.