Bowmanville man faces impaired charges after crashing into a Havelock ditch


Published June 8, 2023 at 1:24 pm

A Bowmanville man faces impaired driving charges after crashing his car into a ditch in Havelock.

A car drove off the road on County Rd. 46 in Havelock shortly before 11 p.m. on Jun. 7. A passerby witnessed the car and reported it to police, noting they believed the driver was impaired. When OPP officers arrived they also concluded the driver was impaired. The driver was not injured in the crash.

Thompas Jones, 43 of Bowmanville, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with a blood alcohol level over 80.

Their license was suspended for 90 days and his car was impounded for a week.

“Use a designated driver, cab, public transit, or stay overnight. Any amount of alcohol or drugs can impact your ability to make sound judgements,” the OPP wrote.


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