Driver crashes twice in Caledon, police lay impaired driving and hit-and-run charges

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Published January 9, 2024 at 2:40 pm

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A driver who police say is responsible for a hit-and-run crash has been hit with impaired driving charges after a second collision in Caledon.

The OPP says that officers from the Caledon detachment were called to a stretch of McLaughlin Road near Forks of the Credit Road around 8 p.m. on Dec. 28 for reports of a vehicle in a ditch.

After arriving at the scene police say the officers had reason to believe the 37-year-old male driver was impaired by alcohol.

The 37-year-old man was arrested and police say they also discovered that the vehicle had previously been involved in a hit-and-run crash on Highway 10 near Olde Base Line Road.

The OPP has charged a 37-year-old man from Georgetown with multiple offences including dangerous operation, fail to remain and operation while impaired – alcohol.

The driver had their licence suspended for 90 days while the vehicle was impounded for seven days. The accused is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Orangeville on Jan. 18 to answer to the charges.

The OPP says that if you suspect that someone is driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs call 911 to report it. Police are reminding drivers to plan ahead when drinking or consuming drugs and arrange for a designated driver, take a taxi or public transit.

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