#OPP Suspended Driver Over .80 Charged After Collision Sends 2 Children to Hospital Near Brockville 082818

(LEEDS, ON.) –   Officers of the Leeds County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police are continuing an investigation involving an impaired driver who had been in a collision.

On August 24, 2018 at about 5:30 PM Leeds OPP officers were advised of a collision on County Road 29 near Toledo in Elizabethtown-Kitley Township. Investigation revealed that the driver left the roadway into the ditch. After further investigation the driver was arrested for Impaired Driving and Having More Than 80 Mgs of Alcohol in His Blood While Operating a Motor Vehicle. The driver also had a suspended drivers licence.

Two children, who were taken to hospital in Smiths Falls, sustained minor non-life threatening injuries.

Matthew WALSH, 36-years-old of Jasper has an upcoming court appearance scheduled for September 14, 2018 at the Ontario Court of Justice, Provincial Division in Brockville. He will also answer to the Highway Traffic Act offence of Driving While Under Suspension.

The investigation continues.


  1. A DUI in Ontario has mandatory minimums, and they’re pretty stiff. However I beleive there should be mandatory jail time if you injure anyone while driving impaired. I’m talking even if you bump a bicycle and the kid falls and only scrapes a knee, it should be mandatory one year in jail. In 2009 i got pulled over(for B.S license verification), got a DUI, .100, and didn’t blame anyone but myself.

  2. I agree with Jerry that there should be jail for DUI and so many drunks on the road that would keep the Keystone cops of Cornwall mighty busy.

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