An off-duty Huntsville police officer stumbled upon an impaired driver stuck in a ditch on Friday, Jan. 23 at around 9 p.m.
The off-duty officer was traveling on Aspdin Road when the officer came across a vehicle that had driven off of the road and entered the ditch. The officer stopped to ensure the safety of the driver and subsequently found that the driver had been drinking.
The driver, John Jack West, 68-years-old, of Huntsville, was arrested by shift members of the Huntsville OPP and charged with Impaired Driving and having more than 80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood under the Criminal Code of Canada.
West was also charged with driving under suspension under the Highway Traffic Act.
West was later released and will appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Huntsville on Feb. 18, 2015.