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ATV driver arrested after incident at Coldwater Beer Store

Severn man, 29, facing drinking and driving charges after bizarre incident
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On Monday, Sept. 17 at 2:44 p.m. officers on patrol from the Southern Georgian Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were dispatched to a report of a male driver on an ATV who had crashed into the Coldwater Beer Store.

Attending officers located an ATV beside the Beer Store with a male driver who had not crashed into the Beer Store but had been refused service at the Beer Store by staff. Officers spoke with the male driver and entered into a drinking and driving investigation resulting in Edmund ENGEL 29 years of Severn Township being charged with the following offences.

Having Care or Control of a Motor Vehicle While Ability Impaired - motor vehicle (Alcohol and Drug) contrary to section 253 (1) (a) of the Criminal Code of Canada

Having Care or Control of a Motor Vehicle with More than 80 mgs. of Alcohol in Blood contrary to section 253 (1) (b) of the Criminal Code of Canada

His vehicle has been impounded for seven days and his driver's licence has been suspended for 90 days under the Administrative Drivers Licence Suspension (ADLS) He was released from police custody on a recognizance to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Midland on September 27, 2018.

Police remind motorists that an essential part of the enforcement job is to save lives and reduce injuries on our trails, roadways and waterways. Educating the public about safe driving practices is a priority.