Drunk driv­ers ar­rested over Easter week­end

Sar­nia po­lice ar­rest three al­leged drunk driv­ers in 24 hours

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Sar­nia po­lice were kept hop­ping over the Easter week­end with three cases of al­leged drunk driv­ing within a 24-hour span.

Po­lice ar­rested the first al­leged drunk driver at a lo­cal gas bar around 1:30 a.m. on April 15.

An of­fi­cer had been called to the gas bar af­ter a ve­hi­cle pulled up to a gas pump and the driver didn’t exit the ve­hi­cle, po­lice say.

As­the­of­fi­cer­spoke­with­thedriver, po­lice say grounds were formed to ar­rest the driver at the scene for be­ing im­paired by al­co­hol.

The 32-year-old Sar­nia fe­male driver later blew over twice the le­gal limit of al­co­hol dur­ing In­tox­i­lyzer test­ing, po­lice say. She’s been charged with care and con­trol of a mo­tor ve­hi­cle while im­paired, as well as hav­ing over 80 mil­ligrams of al­co­hol per 100 mil­litres of blood.

That af­ter­noon, Sar­nia po­lice ar­rested their sec­ond al­leged drunk driver af­ter po­lice say the driver’s ve­hi­cle crashed into a ditch and ended up on its roof on Con­fed­er­a­tion Line east of Black­well Side Road.

The 78-year-old fe­male driver – who was taken to hos­pi­tal by am­bu­lance – suf­fered sig­nif­i­cant but non-life threat­en­ing in­juries, po­lice say.

At the hos­pi­tal, po­lice say an of­fi­cer spoke with the driver and formed the grounds to charge her with im­paired oper­a­tion of a mo­tor ve­hi­cle.

Four hours later, Sar­nia po­lice ar­rested a third al­leged im­paired driver – this time, in the area of Cob­den and Macken­zie streets.

Po­lice say a tip came in about a man stum­bling around in the area be­fore driv­ing a ve­hi­cle at a slow rate of speed.

Once of­fi­cers ar­rived at the scene, po­lice say the man was found in the area of the ve­hi­cle but not in it.

But Sar­nia po­lice say of­fi­cers did form the opin­ion the man had been drink­ing, and thanks to the eye­wit­ness, were able to put him be­hind the wheel of the ve­hi­cle.

The 54-year-old man – who later blew three times over the le­gal limit of al­co­hol dur­ing In­tox­i­lyzer test­ing – has been charged with im­paired oper­a­tion of a mo­tor ve­hi­cle and hav­ing over 80 mil­ligrams of al­co­hol per 100 millil­itres of blood.

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