Caledon woman’s license suspended after ‘excessive speed’ impaired driving bust: police

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Published March 10, 2023 at 2:00 pm

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Police have taken a Caledon woman off the road after allegedly driving at excessive speeds while more than two times over the legal limit for alcohol.

The OPP says officers from the Caledon detachment were on patrol on Innis Lake Rd. near King Street around 5:00 p.m. last Friday (March 3) when they saw a driver going over 150 kilometres per hour in an 80-kilometre zone.

Police say a female driver was stopped and officers believed she was impaired by alcohol, and a breath test found she had a blood alcohol content of 2.5 times over the legal limit.

Police have charged a 39-year-old-woman from Caledon with:

• Operation while impaired – alcohol

• Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)

• Perform stunt – excessive speed

• Drive vehicle with cannabis readily available

The driver’s licence was suspended for 90 days and the vehicle was impounded for 14 days, police said. The accused is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Orangeville on March 23. None of the allegations have been proven in court.

Police are urging drivers to arrange for a designated driver, take a taxi or public transit, or come up with another plan if they plan on drinking or consuming drugs. And if you suspect that someone is driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs call 9-1-1 to report it.

You can also provide information anonymously by contacting Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.peelcrimestroppers.ca. When you contact Crime Stoppers, you stay anonymous, you never have to testify and you could receive a cash reward of up to $2,000 upon an arrest.

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