A Maxwell man faces charges of impaired operation, operation over 80, dangerous operation, fail to remain at scene of accident as well as novice driver with more than zero alcohol.
Shortly before 2am on Saturday August 27th the driver of a Ford Explorer was all over Shelburne roads, lawns, and medians in an uncontrolled manner, and at high rates of speeds. The accused continued to drive his vehicle through town even after one of the wheels fell off. The accused struck two different parked vehicles, and a sign. The vehicle was found dumped behind a plaza a short while later.
The police investigation and a search eventually located the driver walking and stumbling on a residential town street, where he was arrested by a Shelburne officer.
The accused was transported to the Shelburne Police station where he provided breath samples which indicate he had more than double the legal limit of alcohol I his system.
As a result, 23 year old Tyler SHEPPARD of Maxwell was charged with Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Operate Motor Vehicle Over 80mgs, Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Fail to Remain at the Scene of an Accident, and Novice Driver Blood Alcohol Above Zero. The vehicle was impounded and his licence was instantly suspended for 90 days.
Thank-fully there were no serious injuries to anyone.
If anyone has any information in relation to this case or any other matter, they are encouraged to contact the Shelburne Police Service at 519-925-3312 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.crimestopperssdm.com.