St. Thomas Police stopped another Impaired Driver over the weekend.
At approximately 2:00am on April 12, 2015, Police noticed a vehicle travelling on the roadway near the intersection of Wellington Street and First Avenue failing to stay within the lanes. The vehicle was followed to the intersection of First Avenue and Talbot Street making a stop for the red light approximately 10 feet from the stop line.
A traffic stop was conducted. There was a strong odour of an alcoholic drink coming from within the vehicle. As a result of the traffic stop it was found that the driver of the vehicle had two separate driver’s licence suspensions and was unable to provide the correct documents for his vehicle. The driver was also asked to provide a breath sample into the roadside screening device and registered a fail.
He was placed under arrest and transported to the police station where he provided two more samples of his breath registering over two times the legal limit.
The 26 year old driver from St. Thomas was charged with: Operate a motor vehicle in excess of 80mgs of alcohol, Drive while suspended X2, Fail to surrender permit for motor vehicle, fail to surrender insurance card, and novice driver BAC above zero. The motor vehicle was impounded for 7 days and the driver was also served an automatic 90 drivers licence suspension. He was released with a future court date.