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Impaired Driving Arrest

Impaired Arrest at Guelph RIDE Check

A Kitchener man faces an impaired driving charge after he was stopped at a RIDE check in Guelph Saturday evening.

Approximately 9:15 p.m. officers were conducting a spot check on Woodlawn Road East near Woolwich Street. An officer spoke to a driver and detected a strong odour of alcoholic beverage. After failing the roadside test the male was transported to the police station, where further testing confirmed he had more than the legal amount of alcohol in his system.

A 44-year-old Kitchener man is charged with impaired driving. His license was automatically suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for seven days.

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Approximately 1,500 vehicles were checked during weekend RIDE programs. Six drivers were handed three-day suspensions after breath tests registered in the ‘warn’ range, while two other tickets were issued under the Highway Traffic Act for equipment infractions.

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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