Alleged impaired driver in Mississauga fell asleep on the highway


Published January 31, 2022 at 6:36 pm

An alleged impaired driver in Mississauga had a rude awakening recently.

The Mississauga OPP says it came across a driver who was asleep behind the wheel of a pickup truck and stuck in the snow next to a ramp on westbound Highway 401 near Mavis Road. When an officer awoke the driver, they immediately attempted to drive away.

They were stopped. The OPP says the driver’s blood-alcohol content was more than four times above the legal limit.

They were charged with impaired driving, and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.

In Ontario and the rest of Canada, the maximum legal blood-alcohol content for fully licensed drivers is 80 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood (0.08).

The OPP, in typical cases, does not publish the names of people who are charged with impaired driving or with stunt driving.

The minimum penalty for impaired driving in Ontario for a first-time offence is a one-year licence suspension and $2,000 fine.

(Cover photo via OPP Highway Safety Division.)

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