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East End Burnout Results in Impaired Arrest

Two Guelph men face impaired driving charges following separate incidents early Friday.

Approximately 12:20 a.m., an officer was patrolling in the area of Eastview Road and Mountford Drive when he saw a vehicle doing a burn-out, with a large amount of smoke and the smell of burning rubber. A traffic stop was conducted and once the smell dissipated the officer noted an odour of alcoholic beverage on the driver’s breath.

The driver failed a roadside breath test and was transported to the police station, where testing confirmed he had more than the legal amount of alcohol in his system.

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A 29-year-old Guelph man is charged with impaired driving and stunt driving. His driver’s licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for 14 days. He will appear in court October 24.

Just after 2 a.m. Friday, officers patrolling on Silvercreek Parkway South saw a vehicle leaving a licensed establishment at a high rate of speed and pulled it over. The driver had an odour of alcoholic beverage on his breath and failed a roadside breath test.

He was arrested and transported to the police station, where tests confirmed he had more than the legal amount of alcohol in his system.

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A 34-year-old Guelph man is charged with impaired driving. His driver’s licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for seven days. He will appear in court October 27.

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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