A 55-year-old Brantford man who nearly ran into a marked police cruiser is facing drunk driving charges.
Brantford police said an officer on patrol had to take evasive action to avoid a collision after the driver of a Buick Allure pulled out in front of the cruiser, which had the right of way. The incident happened on the 300 block of Wellington Street on Sunday shortly before 11 p.m.
The officer pulled behind the Buick and activated the cruiser’s emergency lights, which the driver did not obey. It took the cruiser’s loud siren to get the driver to stop.
The driver showed signs he’d been drinking and was taken to police headquarters to provide breath samples. Police said the accused blew 192 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood and then 183 mg on the second sample. The legal limit is 80 mg, meaning the man was more than twice the limit.
He was charged with impaired driving and over 80 mg. He was released on a promise to appear in court at a future date. The vehicle was impounded for seven days.
Source: Brant News