Police say officer ‘followed the debris down the highway’ to locate driver in a ditch

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Wellington County OPP say a 29-year-old Erin man has been charged with impaired driving after a sedan was driven past an officer early Saturday morning at a high rate of speed and on the car’s rims, rather than tires. (Dave Chidley/CBC)

A man who allegedly drove on rims past a police cruiser this weekend near Guelph is facing impaired driving charges.

According to OPP, he sped past a marked police cruiser while “littering the highway with car parts.”

Police said the sedan was driven past an Ontario Provincial Police officer who was on the side of the road for a traffic stop on Wellington Road 124 near Guelph Lake, just east of Guelph, Saturday at 2:30 a.m.

Officers then “followed the debris down the highway” and located the grey sedan in a ditch. The man, who was alone in the car, was not injured.

A 29-year-old man from Erin, Ont., has been charged with impaired driving and driving with over 80 mg of alcohol in 100 ml of blood.

“Not all impaired drivers are so easily detected,” police said in a release Tuesday and noted if anyone spots a suspected impaired driver, they should call police.

Source: CBC News