Golf Cart Impaired Collision



TOWNSHIP OF CENTRE WELLINGTON – On Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018 at approximately 8:25 p.m. Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a collision involving a golf cart and a minivan in front of the Highland Pines Camp Ground located on Wellington Road 19 in Centre Wellington Township.

Investigation revealed that the minivan was travelling eastbound on Wellington Road 19 when a golf cart crossed in front of its path and they collided.

While speaking with the male operator of the golf cart, police determined that he was under the influence of alcohol. A Roadside Screening Device Test (ASD) was conducted which resulted in a fail. He was arrested and brought to a local OPP Operations Centre for further testing.

A female passenger from the van was transported to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

22-year-old Scott Sharpe of Guelph has been charged with Over 80 mgs contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada. A 90-day Administrative Driver’s Licence Suspension (A.D.L.S.) and seven-day Vehicle Impoundment was initiated as per statute. He is scheduled to appear in Guelph Criminal Court on Nov. 2, 2018.

If you suspect someone is driving while their ability to operate a motor vehicle is impaired, either by drug or alcohol, call police at 911 to report it.


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