Four times legal limit for alcohol, 3rd impaired driving arrest for Brampton man

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Published March 27, 2024 at 9:44 am

Police are thanking the community for helping stop an accused impaired driver with no licence in Brampton who’s been arrested three times in less than two years.

Multiple Good Samaritans called 911 around 12 p.m. on Tuesday to report a suspected impaired driver in the area of Steeles Avenue and Rutherford Road, according to Peel Regional Police.

Police say the male driver of the white cube van was driving “in a manner that suggested impairment.”

The vehicle and driver were tracked to a parking lot where a 56-year-old man was found to be more than four times the legal limit for alcohol, police said.

A picture shared by Peel police shows the cube van loaded onto the back of a tow truck. But this wasn’t the accused impaired driver’s first encounter with police as investigators say the accused has been arrested two previous times in the last 14 months.

The 56-year-old who has not been identified also lost his driver’s licence due to prior run-ins with police, according to reports.

Police have charged the 56-year-old man with multiple offences, including impaired driving charges.

The arrest is the second time police in Peel have stopped a driver who tested four times over the legal limit for alcohol in as many days and follows the OPP’s arrest of a 39-year-old driver from Brampton celebrating their birthday out for a joyride on Mayfield Road.

The Brampton driver was arrested and charged with impaired driving-related charges, with police saying the joyride is “not a party we want on our roads.”

The incidents have police reminding the public that anyone who suspects a driver of operating while impaired by drugs or alcohol is encouraged to call 911 and report it when safe to do so.

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