(ESSEX, ON) – On November 7, 2017 at approximately 6:00 p.m. the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a 2 motor vehicle collision on Highway 3 between North Malden Road and Essex County Road 23, Essex, Ontario.
A blue Chevrolet and a green Jeep collided head-on causing extensive damage to both vehicles.
The driver and passenger in the Jeep were treated for minor injuries. The driver of the Chevrolet was not injured but exhibited signs of impairment and was arrested at the scene.
Celso LIMPINHO-CARAPAU (M), age 24 from Leamington, Ontario will appear in a Windsor, Ontario court on November 22, 2017, charged with the following offences:
- Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle
- Drive Motor Vehicle in Excess of 80 mg Alcohol
His drivers’ licence has been suspended and his vehicle has been seized as per the regulations of the Highway Traffic Act of Ontario.
Highway 3 was closed for approximately 2 hours while the investigation was completed.