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Impaired driver gets in wreck on Hwy 9

December 17, 2020   ·   0 Comments

On Wednesday, Dec. 9 at approximately 8:13 a.m. uniformed officers from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Caledon Detachment responded to a two-vehicle collision on Highway 9 near 6th Line EHS in the Town of Caledon.

Information was received that the driver of one of the involved vehicles appeared impaired. The officers attended the scene and investigated the collision. The driver was asked to provide a sample of their breath into an approved roadside screening device, which resulted in a “fail” reading. The driver was then placed under arrest for Operation while Impaired – Blood Alcohol Concentration over 80 mg, and transported to the Dufferin OPP Detachment, for further breath tests to be conducted.

As a result of those tests, the driver’s Blood Alcohol Concentration was found to be 260 mg of alcohol in 100 ml of blood, over 3 times the legal limit. A 30-year-old male driver from Ajax stands charged with: Operation while impaired – BAC over 80 mg, Careless driving, and Having care or control of a motor vehicle with liquor readily available.

The accused is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Orangeville on Feb. 18, 2020 to answer to the charges



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