A 27-year-old Sarnia man has had his car impounded for seven days, has received an automatic 90-day licence suspension, and has been charged by Sarnia police for failing to provide a suitable breath sample after being suspected of drinking and driving.

The drama began early Monday morning when police were called to a parking lot at Finch Avenue and Wellington Street in Sarnia, to investigate a man revving the engine of his car.

During a conversation with the accused, the police officer detected alcohol on his breath and demanded that the motorist provide a roadside sample.

After failing to provide a suitable breath sample after several attempts, the man was arrested.

The incident occurred at about 2 a.m.

After an hour later, police responded to a single-vehicle collision in the area of Michigan Avenue and Modeland Road. When officers arrived, they found a car in the ditch and a 30-year-old Sarnia man with the car.

The driver showed signs of impairment and was arrested.

Once at the police station, police say the man provided samples of his breath which indicated he was twice the legal limit.

The man faces charges of impaired driving, driving over the legal limit and driving under suspension.

His vehicle was towed and he received a 90-day licence suspension. ​

The Sarnia Observer