A 34-year-old local man was found singing to the radio by responding officers after he crashed into a parked car.
On September 1, 2017, at approximately 9:30 p.m. the accused was in a truck in a parking lot off Queen Mary Road. The accused was seen driving over a cement partition in the parking lot and then stopping for a few moments before reversing into another vehicle. The accused then exited the truck and began singing as he looked around. The accused got back into the truck where he was found by responding officers sitting in the driver’s seat still singing along to music blaring from the radio.
Open liquor was observed in the truck and the accused was arrested and transported to police headquarters where he provided two breath samples. The accused was found to have just under 3 times the legal limit of alcohol in his system.
The accused was charged with impaired driving and operating a vehicle with over 80 mg of alcohol.
The accused was later released on a Promise to Appear (PTA) with a future court date. His driver’s licence is automatically suspended for 90 days and would face a one-year suspension if convicted. The vehicle was seized and impounded for seven days, with the accused being responsible for all fees and fines.