Caledon man facing an impaired driving charge


Published May 12, 2022 at 7:15 pm

A 45-year-old Caledon man was charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle following a RIDE spot check early on Wednesday.

Officers had the stop set up in the area of Innis Lake Road and Healey Road, according to a summary from the Caledon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachment . At approximately 12:30 a.m., a driver entered the area. Since it was suspected that the driver’s abilities were impaired, officers made a demand for a breath sample into an Approved Roadside Screening Device. As a result, the driver was arrested for impaired operation and taken to a nearby OPP detachment where further breath tests were conducted.

Alvaro Gomez, 45, of Caledon, was charged operation while impaired — blood alcohol concentration (80 plus). That term means that breath tests indicated the suspect had more than 80 milligrams (mg) of alcohol per 100 millilitres (mL) of blood.

The accused is scheduled to appear in an Orangeville court in July. The vehicle was also impounded for seven days and the driver’s licence was suspended for a period of 90 days.

The OPP holds RIDE spot-checks throughout the year with the intention of keeping licensed drivers from operating vehicles with alcohol or drugs in their systems. The program name is an acronym for Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere.

If you suspect that someone is driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs, it is important to call 9-1-1 to report it.

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