Impaired Driver Caught After Erratic Driving in Front of Officer
Release Date: August 11, 2017
A 51-year-old local woman was caught driving while impaired by alcohol after an officer witnessed her erratic driving behaviour.
On August 10, 2017 at approximately 11:30 p.m. a patrol officer observed the accused make an erratic turn from Drayton Street onto Concession Street. The driver then proceeded very slowly while wandering around the roadway before speeding up and then coming to nearly a complete stop to make another erratic turn. The officer conducted a traffic stop and when the driver pulled over she attempted to get out of the vehicle without putting it into park.
The driver was arrested for impaired driving and transported to police headquarters where she refused to provide breath samples. The accused was charged with impaired driving and fail to provide breath sample.
The accused was later released on a Promise to Appear (PTA) with a future court date. Her 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 seven days, with the accused being responsible for all fees and fines.