Police in Brantford and Brant County have been busy dealing with impaired drivers over the past couple of days.
“Unfortunately, drinking and driving offences continue to be an issue not only in our community but for the entire country,” Brantford police Const. Shane Seibert said Monday.
“And we have also seen a number of cases regarding impaired driving by drug,”
Brant County OPP charged a motorist with two drinking and driving-related charges following a Saturday night incident in Burford. Meanwhile, police in Brantford charged two people with impaired driving and two others with driving over the legal limit in recent days.
“We want to remind everyone that this continues to be a concern and a priority for the Brantford police service,” said Seibert. “And people should remember that these offences come with serious consequences.”
Penalties include licenses suspensions, fines and having vehicles impounded. The severity of the penalties depends on the charges.
In Brant County, at 11:30 p.m. Saturday, OPP got a call from a citizen reporting a vehicle driving erratically on King Street in Burford. A 37-year-old Brant County man is charged with impaired driving and driving with a blood-alcohol level above the legal limit.
The legal limit for drivers in Ontario is 80 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood.
In Brantford, just after 6 p.m. Thursday, police were called to Broad and Usher street after getting a 911 call about a vehicle crashing into a house and fleeing the scene.
Officers found the suspect vehicle on St. Paul Avenue. The male driver was arrested without incident. Police said they seized hashish and medication that had not been prescribed to the man, said police.
Police said a 45-year-old Brantford man is charged with impaired driving and two counts of possession of a controlled substance. His driver’s licence was suspended for two days and his vehicle impounded for seven days.
Just before 2:30 a.m. Friday, city police saw a vehicle speeding on Park Avenue, near Victoria Street.
When the vehicle stopped and parked, the motorist ran away. He was caught without incident after a short foot pursuit, police said.
Police said an 18-year-old Brantford man is charged with impaired driving, operating a vehicle with a blood-alcohol level that was over the legal limit and obstructing police. His driver’s licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle impounded for seven days.
At about 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, police saw a vehicle travelling on Colborne Street without its headlights on. The vehicle was then seen going the wrong way down a one-way street, police said.
Police said the male driver failed a roadside screening test and was police headquarters for breath tests.
A 41-year-old Ohsweken man is charged with driving a vehicle with a blood-alcohol level that was over the legal limit.
Just after 11:30 p.m. Saturday, city police got a call just about a possible impaired driver seen pulling into parking lot at a Colborne Street business, where he hit the curb several times while trying to park.
Police said the driver failed a roadside screening test and was taken to police headquarters for breath tests.
A 54-year-old Kitchener man is charged with operating a motor vehicle with blood-alcohol content that was over the legal limit. His driver’s licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle impounded for seven days.
Source: Brantford Expositor