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Impaired Driving Arrest

Charged with Impaired While Waiting for Wife Outside Hospital

A Guelph man faces an impaired driving charge after he was located drinking in his vehicle Monday evening while waiting for his wife outside Guelph General Hospital.

Officers were dispatched to the Delhi Street facility just after 7 p.m. As officers arrived they saw the man get out of the driver’s seat and attempt to walk away. He registered a fail on a roadside breath test and was transported to the police station, where further testing showed he had nearly twice the legal amount of alcohol in his system.

A 44-year-old Guelph man is charged with impaired operation.


Approximately 2:45 a.m. Tuesday, police were notified of a possible impaired driver downtown. Officers located the vehicle and spoke to the female driver, who appeared confused and had an odour of alcohol on her breath.

She was arrested and transported to the police station, where she repeatedly refused to provide a breath sample. A 29-year-old Guelph woman is charged with impaired operation and refusing a breath sample.


Both drivers had their licences suspended for 90 days and their vehicles impounded for seven days. Both were released with upcoming court dates.

The Guelph Police Service would like to encourage the public to always consume alcohol and cannabis responsibly. Please don’t drive if you are going to consume alcohol or cannabis, and please ensure that you plan ahead so that you have a safe ride home. Anyone who spots a suspected impaired driver is asked to immediately call 911.

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