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Impaired Driving Arrest

Three Impaired Drivers Caught Over Weekend

Three motorists were arrested for impaired driving in Guelph on the weekend, including two caught in RIDE programs on Canada Day.

Officers set up RIDE spot checks at several locations Saturday night. Two drivers were arrested after failing roadside breath tests, and further testing at the police station confirmed they had more than the legal amount of alcohol in their system.

A 33-year-old Guelph male and 25-year-old Guelph male are each charged with impaired driving. Both had their licences suspended for 90 days and their vehicles impounded for seven days.

Approximately 12:25 a.m. Sunday, police were called to a gas station in the city’s west end. An employee reported a vehicle had reversed and struck a fuel pump and the driver then appeared to fall asleep. Officers arrived and found the driver still asleep and detected an odour of alcoholic beverage.

The driver was arrested and transported to the police station, where testing confirmed he had more then the legal amount of alcohol in his system. A 25-year-old Guelph male is charged with impaired driving. His licence was similarly suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was 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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