Impaired driver 3 times over legal limit for booze taken off the road in Caledon, police say


Published June 27, 2024 at 1:21 pm

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A driver from Caledon has been suspended after police say the man behind the wheel had more than three times the legal limit for alcohol in his system.

The traffic stop happened on Tuesday afternoon when the OPP says they received a report about a possible impaired driver in Caledon.

Officers were called to the area of Old School Road around 1 p.m. and located the vehicle.

That’s when police say they discovered the 53-year-old driver from Caledon was impaired by alcohol at more than three times the legal limit.

Police say the 53-year-old driver was arrested and charged with multiple impaired driving-related offences including operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus), and driving motor vehicle with liquor readily available

The driver’s licence was also suspended for 90 days, and the vehicle he was driving has been impounded for a week.

Impaired driving offences in Ontario currently can lead to immediate licence suspensions, fines, vehicle impoundment, and enrollment in education or treatment programs.

Police in Ontario are now also conducting mandatory breathalyzer alcohol screening during every traffic stop on local GTA highways, including the QEW and Highways 403 and 401. The province is also looking to increase penalties for impaired driving, including increasing first-offence roadside licence suspensions from three days to and seven days, and move second-time suspensions from seven days to 14 days.

The OPP says 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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