Another suspicious vehicle in Caledon leads to impaired operation charge for driver from Brampton

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Published June 21, 2024 at 2:33 pm

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Charges have been laid in a second incident involving a suspicious, impaired driver in Caledon, police say.

The call came in shortly after 2:30 a.m. on Thursday when the OPP said officers received a report about a suspicious vehicle in Caledon.

When police arrived at the scene on Plummer Road in the area of Station Road they spoke with the driver and said the 51-year-old from Brampton was impaired by alcohol.

The driver was arrested and charged with multiple offences including operation while impaired, operation while prohibited under the criminal code, and failure to comply with release order.

Police say the suspicious driver was the second charged in Caledon last week and follows a similar call on Saturday where officers responded to reports of a suspicious person.

By the time police arrived, they said the suspect had already fled the scene in a vehicle. Officers later located the driver who police say was travelling at a “high rate” of speed.

The 39-year-old driver from Caledon was charged with multiple offences including operation while impaired, stunting, refusal to comply with demand and drive motor vehicle with open container of liquor.

The province is looking to increase first-offence roadside licence suspensions from three days to and seven days, and move second-time suspensions from seven days to 14 days.

Police are now also conducting mandatory breathalyzer alcohol screening during every traffic stop on local GTA highways, including the QEW and Highways 403 and 401.

Impaired driving offences in Ontario currently can lead to immediate licence suspensions, fines, vehicle impoundment, and enrollment in education or treatment programs.

The OPP says anyone who suspects a driver of operating while impaired by drugs or alcohol is encouraged to call 911 and report it when safe to do so.

Anyone with information about this incident can contact the OPP by calling 1-888-310-1122. Anonymous tips may also be provided to Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477 or visiting www.ontariocrimestoppers.ca.

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