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Impaired Driving Arrest

Four Impaired Driving Arrests Over the Weekend

Four motorists were arrested for impaired driving in Guelph over the weekend, including three who fled collisions.

Just after 5 p.m. Saturday, police were called for a collision at Gordon Street and Kortright Road. The caller reported he had been rear-ended and the other vehicle fled the scene.

A few minutes later the involved vehicle was located and stopped. The driver had an odour of alcoholic beverage on her breath. She was arrested and transported to the police station, where tests confirmed she had more than the legal amount of alcohol in her system.

A 45-year-old Georgetown woman is charged with impaired driving, driving while prohibited, failing to stop at a collision and driving without insurance. She will appear in court December 15.

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Approximately 10:30 p.m. Saturday, police were called for a driver passed out in a live lane at Eramosa Road and Stevenson Street North. Officers noted an odour of alcoholic beverage on the driver’s breath and observed an empty liquor bottle in the passenger footwell. He was arrested and transported to the police station, where tests confirmed he had more than the legal amount of alcohol in his system.

A 41-year-old Fergus man is charged with impaired driving. He will appear in court November 14.

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Just after 4 p.m. Sunday, police were notified of a minor collision at Fife Road and Wellington Street West. There was a brief verbal altercation between the drivers and one of them drove away. Officers located the driver at his home and noted damage to the vehicle.

The male had an odour of alcoholic beverage on his breath. He 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.

A 44-year-old Guelph man is charged with impaired driving. He will appear in court November 14.

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At 9:40 p.m. Sunday, police were dispatched to Silvercreek Parkway North and Paisley Road. The driver of a white pickup truck had lost control, driving into the ditch and striking a Bell utility box causing more than $5,000 in damage. The driver reversed out of the ditch and fled the scene, but was located and pulled over a short distance away.

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.

A 27-year-old Brantford man is charged with impaired driving. He will appear in court November 17. Each of the arrested drivers lost their licences for 90 days and had their vehicles impounded for seven days.

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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