A 33-year-old St. Clair Township man was arrested and charged with impaired driving after police stopped his vehicle for expired plates earlier this week.
Lambton OPP say the incident occurred around 9:40 p.m., Thursday, when the officer’s In-Car-Camera system detected a nearby vehicle with expired license plates.
Police stopped the vehicle on St. Clair Boulevard to speak with the driver about the issue, a news release noted.
“Upon speaking with a driver, it became apparent they had consumed an alcoholic beverage, at which time a roadside screening device was administered,” police said. “The driver was arrested for impaired operation and transported to a Lambton OPP detachment where they provided two samples over the legal limit.”
Lambton OPP’s police vehicles are now equipped with In-Car-Cameras which also utilizes the Automatic Licence Plate Reader (ALPR) system. This system alerts police of any issues with a driver or vehicle’s licence status.
Drivers are reminded to ensure their licence plate and driver’s licence has been renewed, which can be done online at https://www.ontario.ca/page/renew-your-licence-plate.
Reminder notices can also be set up for renewals through email or text message.
an OPP patrol vehicle’s In-Car-Camera system detected expired plates.
Lambton OPP say the incident occurred around 9:40 p.m.
police stopped a vehicle on St. Clair Boulvard