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Citizens alerted Halton Police to two separate instances of impaired driving in Burlington over the weekend.

Halton police are crediting alert citizens with helping them nab a pair of impaired drivers in Burlington over the weekend.

Friday at about 8:45 p.m. a citizen called police to report a car being driven erratically on the North Service Road near Guelph Line. But before police could respond the driver lost control of the vehicle and ended up in a ditch, which is where she remained until police arrived at the scene. Damage to the vehicle was minor and the driver was uninjured, police say, but a subsequent breath test revealed blood alcohol levels three times greater than the legal limit.

A 40-year-old Oakville woman faces impaired driving charges and a charge of failing to comply with bail conditions. She has been jailed pending a court hearing.

Just over 24 hours later, at Guelph Line and Woodward Avenue, another citizen called Halton police about the performance of another driver. Once again, shortly after the call was completed the car in question was involved in a collision — this time with a traffic sign in a median.

The 35-year-old driver refused to provide a breath sample and was charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle and refusing to provide a breath sample. She will appear in Milton Court in December.

Source: The Hamilton Spectator