Double impaired driving arrest in Hamilton leads police to issue reminder to city drivers

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Published November 1, 2021 at 5:23 pm

Two alleged impaired drivers in Hamilton collided early on Monday, police say.

The Hamilton Police Service related that it arrested both drivers after officers were called to the scene a collision at to the area of St. Joseph’s Drive and John Street South around 1 a.m. on Nov. 1. They determined that both drivers were operating a motor vehicle while impaired. They were subsequently arrested and both vehicles were impounded. Both drivers were released with a future court date.

“Hamilton police are reminding our community if you see something, say something,” an HPS media release stated.

The release include signs of of an impaired driver:

  • Driving unreasonably fast, slow or at an inconsistent speed
  • Drifting in and out of lanes
  • Tailgating and changing lanes frequently
  • Making exceptionally wide turns
  • Changing lanes or passing without sufficient clearance
  • Overshooting or stopping well before stop signs or stop lights
  • Disregarding signals and lights
  • Approaching signals or leaving intersections too quickly or slowly
  • Driving without headlights, failing to lower high beams or leaving turn signals on
  • Driving with windows open in cold or inclement weather
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