Officers from the Caledon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have charged another driver with impaired operation.
On May 1, 2022, at approximately 1:39 a.m., an officer was conducting a nightly patrol in the area of Old School Road and Highway 10 in the Town of Caledon when a vehicle was observed in a farmer’s field. While investigating and interacting with the driver, the officer suspected that their abilities were impaired and asked for a sample of their breath into an Approved Roadside Screening Device. As a result of the investigation, the driver was arrested for impaired operation and taken to the Caledon OPP detachment where further breath tests were conducted.
As a result, Syed RIZVI, 20, of Brampton, was changed with:
• Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)
The accused is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Orangeville on July 14, 2022, to answer to the charge. The vehicle was also impounded for seven days and the driver’s licence was suspended for a period of 90 days.
Whether you are impaired by alcohol or drugs, impaired is impaired and driving under the influence of either is a criminal offence. This applies to a motor vehicle, a vessel, an aircraft, or railway equipment. A motor vehicle specifically is defined as a vehicle that is drawn, propelled, or driven by any means other than muscular power. In simple terms, it applies to any vehicle with an engine (even your riding lawnmower) operated anywhere (even on private property).
If you suspect that someone is driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs, it is important to call 9-1-1 to report it.