Two im­paired driv­ers now off the roads

Po­lice say ‘time’ is the only was to sober up

Shoreline Beacon - - News - Sub­mit­ted by Saugeen Shores Po­lice Ser­vice

The early morn­ing ar­rest of an Ar­ran-Elder­slie woman in Southamp­ton prompted Saugeen Shores Po­lice Ser­vice to re­mind peo­ple that im­paired-re­lated oc­cur­rences hap­pen at any hour of the day.

“If you are con­sum­ing to ex­cess the night be­fore, there is a good chance you will still be in­tox­i­cated when you wake up in the morn­ing. The only way to sober up is time there are not quick reme­dies. We all share the same roads, let’s make them as safe as pos­si­ble,” SHPS said in an Oct. 30 press re­lease.

The in­ci­dent that sparked the cau­tion in­volved a 23-year-old Ar­ran-Elder­slie woman who was charged with two al­co­hol-re­lated of­fences and a crim­i­nal one af­ter po­lice re­sponded to a sin­gle-ve­hi­cle col­li­sion on Al­bert St. South in Southamp­ton at 7 a.m. Oct. 28.

At the scene po­lice found a heav­ily dam­aged 2005 Kia that de­stroyed a hy­dro pole af­ter hit­ting it.

By­standers pointed out the driver and of­fi­cers smelled al­co­hol when they spoke with her.

She failed a road­side breath test, was placed un­der ar­rest and trans­ported to the sta­tion for fur­ther test­ing which she also failed.

The woman was charged with op­er­at­ing a ve­hi­cle with over 80mgs. of al­co­hol in her blood, and be­ing a novice driver with a blood al­co­hol level above zero, and op­er­at­ing a mo­tor ve­hi­cle with­out in­surance. *** A 55-year-old Kin­car­dine man was charged with op­er­at­ing a mo­tor ve­hi­cle with over 80mgs. of al­co­hol in his blood af­ter an Aux­il­iary Con­sta­ble, and other wit­nesses, ob­served a man, sus­pected to be in­tox­i­cated, buy­ing al­co­hol in the in the LCBO in Port El­gin at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 29.

The man then got into a ve­hi­cle and drove across the street to the Cir­cle-K con­ve­nience store/gas bar.

On duty of­fi­cers lo­cated the man and ad­min­is­tered a road­side breath test, which he failed.

He was ar­rested and trans­ported to the sta­tion where he also failed an In­tox­i­lyzer test.

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