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Huron County OPP report impaired drivers; weapons charge; assault

November 30, 2023

COMPLAINT RESULTS IN IMPAIRED DRIVING CHARGE

(GODERICH, ON) - The Huron County OPP has charged an individual with Impaired driving offences, following a complaint.

Just after 9:45 p.m., Monday, Oct. 30, officers responded to an incident on Courthouse Square in the Town of Goderich. Police attended and spoke to a witness who advised police that an individual had almost hit the witness's vehicle and drove away.

The investigating officers located a vehicle, matching the description provided, travelling on South Street, and conducted a traffic stop at a residence on Comox Street in Goderich. The driver was subsequently arrested for driving while prohibited. The officer further discovered that the driver had consumed alcohol prior to driving, and was additionally arrested for impaired operation.

The accused then provided breath samples before a qualified Intoxilizer Breath Technician. Suitable breath samples were provided to police which resulted in readings over three times the legal limit.

Kalin GODDARD, 28, of no fixed address has been charged with:
 
  • Operation while Impaired - alcohol and drugs
  • Operation while Impaired - Over-80
  • Operation while Prohibited
     
The accused was additionally charged with an offence found in the Liquor Licence Control Act.

The involved vehicle was towed and impounded for seven days.

The accused was released from custody with a court appearance scheduled for the Ontario Court of Justice - Goderich.
 
DRIVER FACES IMPAIRED, DRUGS, AND WEAPON OFFENCES

(GODERICH, ON) - The Huron County OPP has charged a Goderich resident with Impaired Operation, drug possession offences, and a weapon offence after a complaint was reported to police.

Officers were dispatched to a location on Gibbons Street in Goderich at 1 a.m., Nov. 4. Witnesses observed a person, believed to be under the influence, seated in the driver's seat of a vehicle and contacted OPP.

Police located the involved vehicle and spoke to the driver who displayed signs of impairment. Officers had reason to believe that the driver was impaired by drug, and the individual was subsequently arrested.

During the arrest, a prohibited weapon and controlled substances were located on the accused.

The accused was then transported to the Huron OPP Detachment in Clinton for further tests by an OPP Drug Recognition Expert.

Jeffery KITCHEN, 47, of Goderich has been charged with the following offences:
 
  • Operation while Impaired - Alcohol and Drugs
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance - Cocaine
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance - Methamphetamine
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Weapon

The involved vehicle was towed and impounded for seven days. The accused's driver's licence was suspended for 90 days.

The accused was later released from custody with a court appearance scheduled at the Ontario Court of Justice – Goderich, Dec. 11.

CHARGES LAID FOLLOWING ASSAULT IN GODERICH

(GODERICH, ON) - The Huron County OPP has investigated a complaint of an assault that took place earlier this month in Goderich.

Nov. 7, at 3:15 p.m., officers received the report of an assault at a business location on Kingston Street in the Town of Goderich at approximately 1 p.m. The victim received minor injuries from the assault. The suspect was located Nov. 8, arrested, and charged.

Arthur BUDARICK, 34, of no fixed address been charged with assault.

The accused was held for a bail court appearance at the Ontario Court of Justice - Goderich and was later released from custody with a later court date.

*THESE CHARGES HAVE YET TO BE PROVEN IN COURT*d

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