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Impaired Driving Arrest

Impaired Driver with Child Involved in Collision

Two Guelph men were arrested for impaired driving over the weekend, including one who was involved in a collision with his seven-year-old son in the car.

Just after 11:30 a.m. Saturday, police were called to the intersection of Willow Road and Imperial Road North. A vehicle was stopped at a red light when it was struck from behind.

Officers spoke to the driver and observed his son in the back seat. The male had an odour of alcoholic beverage on his breath. After failing a roadside test he was transported to the police station, where further tests confirmed he had twice the legal limit of alcohol in his system.

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A 44-year-old Guelph man is charged with impaired driving and dangerous driving. He will appear in court February 27.

Friday evening, approximately 9:40 p.m., police were conducting a RIDE spot check on Scottsdale Drive at Cole Road. An officer spoke to a driver who had an odour of alcoholic beverage on his breath and glossy eyes.

The male was asked several times to comply with a roadside screening test but refused. A 29-year-old Guelph man is charged with refusing to provide a breath sample. He will appear in court February 16. Following his arrest officers located several empty alcohol containers inside the vehicle.

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Each of the motorists had their licences suspended for 90 days and 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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