Officers from the Caledon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have charged a driver with impaired operation.
On October 22, 2022, at approximately 5:46 a.m., Caledon OPP responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Old Church Road, near Mount Pleasant Road, in the Town of Caledon. Upon arrival, officers suspected that the driver’s abilities were impaired. A breath sample was provided into an Approved Screening Device (ASD). As a result, the driver was arrested for impaired operation and transported to the Caledon OPP Detachment where further breath tests were conducted.
An 18-year-old of Brampton was subsequently charged with:
• Operation while impaired – alcohol
• Novice driver – B.A.C. above zero
• Class G1 licence holder – unaccompanied by qualified driver
The vehicle was impounded for seven days, and the driver’s licence was suspended for a period of 90 days. The accused is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Orangeville on January 5, 2023, to answer to the charges.
Whether you are impaired by alcohol or drugs, impaired is impaired and driving under the influence of either is a criminal offence. If you plan on drinking or consuming drugs, plan to not drive. Instead, arrange for a designated driver, take a taxi or public transit, or come up with another plan that takes impaired driving out of the picture.
Additionally, if you are 21 and under or have a G1, G2, M1 or M2 licence, you cannot have any drugs or alcohol in your system. You will face additional penalties in addition to consequences as any other fully licenced driver. More information available at: https://www.ontario.ca/
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