Brampton resident charged with imparied driving after crashing through guard rail: police


Published February 17, 2022 at 3:51 pm

Police have charged a Brampton resident with imparied driving after a crash in Caledon.

Shortly before midnight on Feb. 10, police in Caledon say members of the OPP were alerted about a vehicle in the ditch in the area of Winston Churchill Boulevard and King Street.

Police say the vehicle drove through a guard rail and both the driver and a passenger suffered minor injuries in the crash.

The occupants were transported to a local hospital, but police say they had grounds to arrest the driver for impaired driving.

Police say they conducted a breath test on the driver in hospital and the driver has been charged.

Sherene Philip, 35, of Brampton has been charged with:

  • Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (B.A.C.) over 80 mg
  • Operator while impaired
  • Driving motor vehicle with liquor readily available
  • Class G1 licence holder – unaccompanied by qualified driver
  • Class G1 licence holder – drive at unlawful hour
  • Novice driver – B.A.C. above zero

Police say the vehicle was impounded for seven days and the driver’s licence was suspended for a period of 90 days.

Philip is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Orangeville on April 28,

The Caledon OPP reminded motorists that drivers under 21 and under and drivers of any age with a G1, G2, M1 or M2 licence must not have any presence of alcohol or drugs when behind the wheel.

This zero tolerance rule also applies to commercial vehicle drivers.

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