Mississauga man charged after ‘Good Samaritan’ reports suspected impaired truck driver

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Published February 6, 2023 at 12:28 pm

OPP/SIU 407 Report

A Mississauga man is facing impaired driving charges after a “Good Samaritan” reported to police that a commercial truck was being driven unsafely in a small town southeast of London last Friday (Feb. 3).

Elgin County OPP say they received the call at about 4 p.m. stating that a commercial motor vehicle was possibly being driven by an impaired driver on John St., in Aylmer.

Police pulled the truck over a short time later.

The driver, a 26-year-old Mississauga man, was charged with operation while impaired (alcohol and drugs), operation while impaired (blood concentration 80 plus) and drive vehicle or boat with cannabis readily available.

The driver had their licence suspended for 90 days and the truck was impounded for seven days.

The man is scheduled to appear in court on March 7.

OPP applauded the person who reported the incident, noting that “as a direct result, officers were able to safely locate the vehicle and take the driver into custody.”

Police remind motorists that no amount of alcohol or drugs are acceptable to consume while driving.

People who see suspected impaired drivers should call 911, police say.

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