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Impaired Charge After Hit & Run in Guelph

A British Columbia female was arrested for impaired driving following a hit and run in Guelph Tuesday.

Approximately 2:35 p.m. a motorist was rear-ended at a red light on Woolwich Street at Marilyn Drive. No injuries were reported. The suspect vehicle quickly left the area, but not before witnesses got a photo of the license plate. The vehicle was located on Norfolk Street and the driver was showing signs of impairment.

The driver was arrested and transported to the police station, where testing confirmed she had more than the legal limit of alcohol in her system.

A 53-year-old female from Victoria, BC, is charged with impaired operation and failing to stop at a collision. Her driver’s licence was suspended for 90 days and her vehicle was impounded for seven days. She will appear in a Guelph court June 20, 2023.

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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