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Impaired Driving Arrest

Impaired Driving with Child and Hits Pedestrian

A Guelph woman is charged with impaired driving after another woman was hit by a car downtown Wednesday evening.

Shortly after 8 p.m., a car turning left from Gordon Street to Waterloo Avenue struck the woman within the pedestrian crossing, knocking her to the ground. Both women attended the police station nearby to report the collision.

The victim was transported to hospital for treatment of a minor head injury.

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While speaking to the driver, an officer detected an odour of alcoholic beverage on her breath. She failed a roadside breath test, and further testing confirmed she had more than the legal amount of alcohol in her system. Investigation revealed her four-year-old child was in the car at the time.

A 38-year-old Guelph woman is charged with impaired driving and failing to yield to a pedestrian. Her driver’s licence was suspended for 90 days and her vehicle was impounded for seven days. She will appear in court December 22.

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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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