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(COUNTY OF WELLINGTON, ON) – The Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was busy on area highways this weekend stopping the preventable act of drunk driving. At an almost ridiculous pace, local OPP were arresting and charging drivers for driving while drunk. In one incident, officers were dealing with two offenders at the same time. Here are the incidents where drivers were charged with Driving with Over 80 mgs of alcohol in 100mL of blood and/or Impaired Driving contrary to the Criminal Code. In each incident, a 90-day Administrative Driver’s Licence Suspension (A.D.L.S.) and 7-day Vehicle Impoundment was initiated as per statute.

At approximately 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 30, 2017, OPP arrested a 29-year-old male after he drove into the back of two stopped cars on Highway 9, Harriston. Luckily no one was seriously injured. He was also charged with Careless Driving contrary to the Highway Traffic Act

At approximately 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, October 1, 2017, OPP arrested a 27-year-old male at a Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (R.I.D.E.) Check on the Hanlon Expressway, Guelph. He was also charged for not having a valid driver’s licence.

At approximately 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, October 1, 2017, OPP arrested a 21-year-old male at an R.I.D.E. check on the Hanlon. He was in possession of marijuana and faces novice driving offences as well.

At approximately 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, October 1, 2017, OPP arrested a 46-year-old female at an R.I.D.E. check on the Hanlon.

At approximately 3:30 a.m. on Sunday, October 1, 2017, OPP arrested a 26-year-old male at a traffic stop in Elora.

At approximately 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, October 1, 2017, OPP arrested a 24-year-old male at a Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (R.I.D.E.) Check on the Hanlon. He was also charged for not having a valid driver’s licence.

If you suspect someone is driving while their ability to operate a motor vehicle is impaired, either by drug or alcohol, you can call police at 911 to report it.