Police lay numerous charges following wild night in Wroxeter

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Huron County OPP have laid numerous charges against a Wroxeter resident following a wild altercation.

On July 18th at 10:37 pm, officers responded to multiple reports of someone driving erratically in Wroxeter. Bystanders managed to get the driver to stop, only to have the driver exit the vehicle and engage in a physical altercation with a witness. During the altercation, the suspect’s vehicle began moving as it was not left in park, rolled down a hill and ultimately struck a hydro pole. The suspect then tried to go back and start the vehicle when an off-duty officer approached after hearing the disturbance.

The off duty officer asked the suspect to remain at the scene, but the suspect left on foot to a nearby apartment building, where uniformed officers later arrested the suspect, who was determined to be impaired after two breathalyzer tests. As a result, a 23-year-old Wroxeter resident is facing a number of charges including:

  • Dangerous Operation
  • Operation While Impaired
  • Operation While Impaired – Blood Alcohol Concentration (80 Plus)
  • Assault With a Weapon
  • Mischief

The accused has since been released and has a court date scheduled for October 5th in Goderich.