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Impaired Driving Arrest

Impaired Driving Arrests Over the Weekend

Two Guelph residents were arrested for impaired driving over the holiday weekend.

Approximately 5:35 a.m. Saturday, police were called to the area of Willow Road and Bonar Place. A passerby observed a vehicle stopped in the middle of the road with the driver asleep inside. When the witness opened the door to check on the male he noted a strong odour of alcoholic beverage.

Police arrived minutes later and observed signs of impairment. The driver failed a roadside test and was transported to the police station, where further testing confirmed he had twice the legal amount of alcohol in his system.

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A 40-year-old Guelph man is charged with impaired driving. His licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for seven days. He will appear in court January 9.

Just after 4:30 p.m. Sunday, police were called to a collision on Rhonda Road and found a vehicle which had collided with a tree. The vehicle was unoccupied but a witness said he saw a woman exit the vehicle with a bottle of alcohol and enter a nearby residence.

The woman was located and observed to be showing signs of impairment. She was arrested and transported to the police station, where she repeatedly refused to provide a breath sample. Investigation also revealed the woman was wanted for failing to appear in court, is a suspended driver and does not have insurance.

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The accused was later transported to hospital after complaining of a medical issue. While there she became belligerent and bit a Guelph Police Service officer on the finger.

A 26-year-old Guelph woman is charged with impaired driving, failing to provide a breath sample, assault police, failing to attend court, fail to remain at a collision, driving while suspended and driving without insurance. Her license was suspended for 90 days and her vehicle was impounded for 90 days. She was held for a bail hearing and has been released to appear in court January 16.

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