Driver allegedly blows five times legal limit after crash in an Ontario town

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Published February 26, 2024 at 9:09 am

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An Ontario driver faces several charges after police say he blew five times the legal limit.

Emergency crews were called to a two-vehicle crash in the Collingwood area on Sunday (Feb. 25), the OPP said in a press release.

There were no injuries reported in the crash but police took one driver into the OPP detachment to conduct a breath test.

The test found the driver’s blood alcohol concentration to be more than five times above the legal limit, OPP said.

A 38-year-old man from Collingwood faces several charges, including operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus), operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs, failure to surrender insurance card, failure to surrender licence, and failure to yield to traffic on through highway.

He has been served a 90-day administrative driver’s licence suspension, police said.

The vehicle has been impounded for seven days and the accused will appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Collingwood on March 19.

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