Driver found ‘passed out at the wheel’ in Ontario cottage town; Mississauga man charged

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Published July 3, 2024 at 12:49 pm

Mississauga man charged with impaired near Midland.

A Mississauga man has been charged with impaired driving after an off-duty cop spotted a motorist “passed out” behind the wheel of a car that was stopped in live traffic early on Canada Day near Midland.

OPP said in a news release officers were sent to investigate a report called in by an off-duty police officer of a vehicle that was stopped in live traffic at about 4:20 a.m. on Monday.

When police arrived at the intersection of Highway 93 and Vasey Road, about 17 kilometres southeast of Midland, they found a Nissan Versa stopped in a live traffic lane.

After approaching the car, officers discovered a man “passed out at the wheel.” Police awakened the driver and conducted further investigation.

A 23-year-old Mississauga man is charged criminally with operation while impaired (alcohol and drugs) and operation while impaired (blood alcohol concentration 80 plus).

He’s scheduled to appear in court July 18. In the meantime, police said, he received a 90-day licence suspension and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.

OPP in the Midland area said they received several calls from the public related to possible impaired drivers over the Canada Day long weekend.

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