South Simcoe Police officers caught two drivers within almost 24 hours who were driving with more than three times the legal limit of alcohol in their system in the Bradford area this past weekend.
The first incident took place in the evening on March 9, 2018. A 33-year old Bradford man was arrested in the parking lot of Georgian Downs after another citizen called to report a car crash where a driver smelled of alcohol. When officers arrived, they found a man still sitting in his driver’s seat with a strong odour of alcohol. The man was arrested for impaired care and control and transported to the Innisfil station. Intoxilizer testing revealed readings of three times the legal limit. He was released with a court date at the end of March.
The very next night, a South Simcoe Police officer was conducting traffic enforcement on Holland St. West in Bradford West Gwillimbury, when he pulled over a driver whose vehicle permit was expired. The officer pulled over the vehicle and during the traffic stop detected an odour of alcohol. A roadside screening test resulted in a fail, before two additional conducted at the police station resulted in readings three times over the legal limit. The 47-year-old Keswick man was charged with impaired care and control and over 80.
In both of these instances, the drivers were issued a 90-day license suspension and had their vehicles impounded.
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