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REFUSING TO PROVIDE BREATH SAMPLE IS A CRIMINAL OFFENCE

A 50 year old man is facing impaired related charges, after refusing to provide a breath sample.  Shortly after 11p.m. Sunday, Wellington County OPP investigated the driver of a sedan on George Street in Arthur for a Highway Traffic Act violation.

During the course of the investigation officers formed the opinion that the driver had been consuming alcohol. A Roadside Screening Test was conducted which resulted in a fail. The driver was arrested and brought to a local OPP operations centre for further testing where they refused to provide a breath sample.

50 year old Hans SCHMIDT, of Wellington North Township has been charged with Failure or Refusal to Comply with Demand contrary to the Criminal Code. He is scheduled to appear in court at the end of the month.