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That's disgusting! Guelph police report nasty act by man in custody

The accused was awaiting release in a cell after being charged with impaired driving
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GUELPH — A Guelph man was charged with mischief after smearing feces on a surveillance camera at the Guelph Police station following his arrest for impaired driving.

Just after 6 p.m Tuesday, the police say they received reports of an erratic driver in the area of Woodlawn Road West and Imperial Road North. A short time later the running vehicle was located at the owner’s residence with the man still sitting inside. Officers detected an odour of alcoholic beverage on his breath and observed an empty beer can inside the vehicle. Testing at the police station confirmed the man had more than the legal amount of alcohol in his system.

While the man was being held awaiting his release, he began to cover a cell block camera with a pillow. After the pillow was taken away he used his hand to smear feces on the camera lens.

A 47-year-old Guelph man is charged with impaired operation and mischief.