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Driver arrested for impaired as OPP now equipped with automated license plate recognition technology

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Journal staff

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

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

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