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Impaired Charges Including Guelph Female with Child

Two Guelph residents were arrested for impaired driving on the weekend, including one who had her young son in the car with her.

Approximately 3:30 p.m. Sunday police were called by staff of an east-end business. They advised a female had consumed several drinks before picking her 10-year-old son up from another business and leaving the area. Officers located the vehicle and stopped it.

The driver failed a roadside test and was transported to the police station, where further testing confirmed she had more than the legal amount of alcohol in her system. A 54-year-old Guelph female is charged with impaired operation. Her licence was suspended for 90 days and her vehicle was impounded for seven days.

At 2:30 a.m. Saturday, Guelph Police Service officers were on patrol downtown when they were notified of a possible impaired driver. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver was showing signs of impairment. The driver refused several times to provide a breath sample.

Examination of the male’s vehicle revealed the mufflers had been removed and one rear tire was completely bald. The licence plates were seized under the Highway Traffic Act.

A 19-year-old Guelph male is charged with refusing to comply with a breath demand and several charges under the Highway Traffic Act. His vehicle was impounded for seven days and his licence was suspended for 90 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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