Alert Motorist Helps To Catch Impaired Driver

Monday December 5th, 2016

Posted at 12:55pm

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Around 8:20pm on December 3rd, 2016 an alert motorist contacted OPP to report an erratic driver travelling on Essex County Road 18 in Leamington.

The suspect vehicle was described as a red Dodge van and the caller continued to follow the vehicle, until it came to a stop in a parking lot on the 4th Concession.

The keys were taken from the driver by the caller and the vehicle was blocked in until police arrived.

The driver of the vehicle exhibited signs of impairment and was arrested by police.

Peter Redekop age 34 of Leamington is charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle and care or control of a motor vehicle.

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