Traffic complaint leads to impaired driving charge for trucker from Brampton

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Published September 21, 2023 at 1:57 pm

Brampton trucker charged impaired driving

A truck driver from Brampton has been charged after a call from a Good Samaritan reported an alleged impaired driver on the highway near London.

The OPP says the incident happened shortly before 11:45 a.m. on Wednesday (Sept. 20) in the eastbound lanes of Highway 401 in Thames Centre, approximately 17 kilometres east of London.

Police say a member of the public called the OPP with concerns about the driver of a transport truck after witnessing the vehicle “struggling to maintain its lane.”

After locating the vehicle and pulling the driver over, police say officers determined the driver had consumed alcohol. Police used an Approved Screening Device (ASD) and the driver was arrested and transported to the Middlesex OPP detachment for further tests.

The OPP has charged a 44-year-old from Brampton with one count of operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus). The accused was released from police custody and is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice to speak to the charges on Nov. 9.

The incident has police reminding motorists to report any suspicious drivers on Ontario roads by calling the OPP anywhere in the province at 1-888-310-1122.

If you wish to remain anonymous you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or www.ontariocrimestoppers.ca. Tips that lead to an arrest could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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