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Impaired Driving Arrest

Impaired Driving Arrests in Guelph

Two Guelph males face impaired driving charges following separate traffic stops on the weekend.

Approximately 6:15 p.m. Saturday Guelph Police officers were dispatched to assist bylaw officers who were towing a vehicle for being parked illegally on Goodwin Drive. Officers observed two cans of alcohol in the vehicle’s cup holders.

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As officers were waiting for the tow truck, a male was seen getting into the car and placing it in reverse. He was stopped and officers noted an odour of alcoholic beverage on his breath. The male failed a roadside test and was transported to the police station, where further testing confirmed he had more than the legal amount of alcohol in his system. A 57-year-old Guelph male is charged with impaired driving and will appear in court October 6.

Shortly after 7 p.m. Sunday, officers were called to Home Street and North Street where they found a male sleeping in the driver’s seat of his vehicle with the keys in his lap. The male was awakened and had an odour of alcoholic beverage on his breath. He failed a roadside test and was transported to the police station where he was confirmed to have more than the legal amount of alcohol in his system.

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A 68-year-old Guelph male is charged with impaired care and control. He will appear in a Guelph court September 15. Both males 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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