Impaired driver in Binbrook nabbed at school dismissal time


Published March 3, 2023 at 5:28 pm

Police are reminding the public about the potential danger of impaired driving, citing the example of an accused impaired motorist who was arrested in Binbrook yesterday right around dismissal time at four local elementary schools.

Per Hamilton police (HPS), several 911 calls were received shortly after 3 p.m. on Thursday (March 2) where citizens had described “erratic driving of a vehicle who was said to be crossing marked lanes and hitting roadway ditches.” The driver and their vehicle were found in the Binbrook Rd. / Hwy. 56 area, and a 39-year-old who lives in the south Hamilton community was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while impaired.

The name of the man was not released. Hamilton Police customarily does not publish the name of someone accused of a crime before they make a court appearance. But the police deemed it necessary to remind the public that an individual action might have resulted in a potential tragedy.

“Impaired driving means operating a vehicle including cars, trucks, boats, snowmobiles and off-road vehicles while your ability to do so has been compromised to any degree by consuming alcohol, drugs or a combination of the two,” HPS says.

“Driving while under the influence puts yourself in danger, as well as your passengers, other drivers and pedestrians.

“Plan for a designated driver, take public transit, call a ride-sharing service, or arrange with a friend to stay the night.

“Everyone must play a part in keeping our roadways safe … Thank you to those members of our community who make the choice never to consume alcohol or drugs before driving.”

Generally, inTheHammer only publicizes impaired driving arrests where serious harms resulting in criminal charges have occurred.

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