Two impaired drivers now off the roads
Police say ‘time’ is the only was to sober up
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.