Wingham Man Charged In Weekend Incident

A Wingham man faces several charges after an incident early Saturday morning.

At that time, a Wingham Police officer observed a male operating a motorcycle on Josephine Street without a proper helmet.

The officer tried to stop the vehicle, but the driver sped off and eventually pulled into his residence.

The officer then approached the man and noticed signs of impairment.

The man was placed under arrest but when being placed in the back of the cruiser, began to struggle, grabbing the officer’s uniform and equipment.

The OPP were contacted and attended to assist.

The man was taken to Goderich where breath tests determined he had more than the legal amount of alcohol in his system.

The 37-year-old is charged with impaired driving, driving with more than 80mgs of alcohol, fleeing police, assault with intent to resist arrest, operate a motor vehicle with no insurance, drive motor vehicle with improper license, fail to wear helmet on motorcycle and driving a motor vehicle and no currently validated permit.