Release Date: January 13, 2020

20-1786

 

On January 12, 2020 at approximately 12:20 a.m. police were parked in the area of Concession Street and Leroy Grant Drive when they heard a loud crash. Police then observed a red minivan travelling at a high rate of speed the wrong way on Concession Street. Police activated their lights and emergency equipment and stopped the minivan facing the wrong way on Concession Street at Princess Street. Police approached the vehicle and attempted to speak with the driver however as the light turned green the accused drove through the intersection. The accused finally pulled over for police in a parking lot at Princess Street and Bath Road.

 

The officer after speaking with the accused made observations that he was impaired by alcohol. The accused was arrested and transported to police headquarters where he provided two breath samples. The accused was found to have approximately two times the legal limit of alcohol in his system.

 

Police further discovered that the accused had struck and damaged a road sign with his vehicle at the intersection of Concession Street and Macdonnell Street. The sign was knocked over and pieces of the vehicle belonging to the accused were found at the scene.

 

The accused was later released with a future court date. His driver’s licence is automatically suspended for 90 days and would face a one year suspension if convicted. The vehicle was seized and impounded for 7 days, with the accused being responsible for all fees and fines.

 

A 65-year-old local man was charged with impaired operation of a conveyance and impaired operation of a conveyance while exceeding blood alcohol concentration.

 

Impaired driving information from the Ontario Ministry of Transportation

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