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Impaired Driving Arrest

Three Separate Impaired Collisions in Guelph

Three Guelph residents were charged with impaired driving following collisions on the weekend.

Approximately 1:20 p.m. Friday, officers were called to a business on Woodlawn Road West after a male entered the parking lot and collided with a piece of equipment. There was no damage reported, but officers detected an odour of alcoholic beverage on the driver’s breath.

After failing a roadside breath test, the male was transported to the police station where further testing confirmed he had more than the legal limit of alcohol in his system. A 73-year-old Guelph male is charged with impaired driving.

Thirty minutes later, police were called to an address in the east end where the caller reported a vehicle parked on the street had been struck and the vehicle had left the scene and then returned a short time later. The driver was reportedly unsteady on his feet and entered his residence without providing information to the owner of the vehicle that was hit. Officers attended an address and spoke to a male, who was showing obvious signs of impairment.

Testing at the police station confirmed he had more than the legal amount of alcohol in his system. A 41-year-old Guelph male is charged with impaired driving and failing to stop at an accident.

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Sunday morning, just before 3 a.m., police were called to a single-vehicle collision at Victoria Road North and Eastview Road. Investigation revealed a driver was attempting to turn onto Eastview when she lost control and struck a light post, causing extensive damage. The female was showing strong signs of impairment and was transported to hospital after complaining of a hip injury.

At the hospital the female pretended to be asleep and refused to provide a breath sample. A 45-year-old Guelph female is charged with impaired driving and failing to provide a breath sample.

Each of the accused had their licenses suspended for 30 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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