Drunk drivers arrested over Easter weekend
Sarnia police arrest three alleged drunk drivers in 24 hours
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.