Suspicious speeder stopped by police leads to impaired driving charges for Caledon man

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Published June 20, 2024 at 12:47 pm

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What started as a report about a suspicious person ended with stunting and impaired driving charges for a man from Caledon.

The call came in around 10 p.m. on Saturday according to the OPP who say officers in Caledon responded to a suspicious person complaint on The Gore Road near Finnerty Sideroad.

By the time police arrived, they say the suspect had already fled the scene in a vehicle.

Officers located the driver who was pulled over after he was seen by police travelling at a “high rate” of speed, the OPP said.

During the traffic stop, police say that officers found the driver was impaired by alcohol and a 39-year-old from Caledon was arrested.

The OPP says the 39-year-old driver from Caledon was charged with multiple offences including operation while impaired, stunting, refusal to comply with demand and drive motor vehicle with open container of liquor.

Impaired driving offences in Ontario currently can lead to immediate licence suspensions, fines, vehicle impoundment, and enrollment in education or treatment programs. The province is looking to increase first-offence roadside licence suspensions from three days to and seven days, and move second-time suspensions from seven days to 14 days.

Police 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 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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