61-year-old caught lane drifting on Highway 410 in Mississauga

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Published October 22, 2023 at 12:17 pm

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A woman from Woodbridge was charged with impaired driving after OPP observed her vehicle veering off into different lanes on a busy highway in Mississauga.

On Sunday (Oct. 22) at approximately 4:50 a.m., police say they observed a vehicle travelling northbound on Highway 410 at slow speeds, near Courtney Park Drive.

Driver, 61, impaired from woodbridge on highway 410 in mississauga

Photo via OPP Highway Safety Division

Police say the 61-year-old driver allegedly had a blood alcohol level above the legal limit. She received a 90-day licence suspension and her vehicle was impounded for seven days.

Many users on X (formerly Twitter) chimed in with their responses.

One user had no mercy and felt police should revoke her driving privileges, “Great catch. 61? Should really know better. Shred her license.”

Other commenters reflected on the consequences, had police not caught the driver. “Thank you! This could have had a different and tragic end. For the love of Pete! Five simple words! Don’t drink and drive impaired,” another user said.

A similar incident occurred a day earlier (Oct. 21) in Aurora, where a 44-year-old Mississauga resident was charged with impaired driving after OPP had stopped several vehicles during a RIDE spot check.

According to Peel Regional Police, driving under the influence poses a significant risk to the driver, passengers, other motorists and pedestrians.

Exceeding the legal Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) limit of 80+mg of alcohol in 100ml of blood constitutes a criminal offence.

Police also note that drivers who refuse to provide a breath sample when requested by law enforcement can be charged with a criminal offence.

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