An alert motorist helped police get a drunk driver off of the road north of Stratford early Saturday morning.
Perth County OPP received a call just before 3 a.m. Saturday from a motorist who had witnessed a northbound Mazda driving erratically on Perth Road 119 north of Stratford.
A short time later police spotted the vehicle driving through Brunner, and after being pulled over it was determined that the driver was impaired by alcohol.
The 42-year-old Perth East man was transported to the OPP detachment in Sebringville where he failed two Intoxilyzer breath tests.
He will appear in Stratford court on Nov. 30 to answer to charges of driving while impaired by alcohol and driving with more than 80 mgs of alcohol in 100 ml of blood.
His driver’s licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle has been impounded for seven days.
“With all the messaging and examples of how unacceptable, dangerous, and criminal impaired driving is, I find it difficult to understand that drivers would still get behind the wheel when they have been drinking alcohol,” Perth County OPP Inspector Steve Porter said.
“The Perth County OPP will continue their patrols and regular RIDE programs to stop these drivers and maintain safe roadways in our communities”.
The public is encouraged to report impaired and erratic drivers. Calls can be made to the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
Source: Stratford Beacon Herald