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GSPS charged nine impaired drivers last month

All drivers slapped with a 90-day licence suspension 
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The Greater Sudbury Police charged nine people with impaired driving offences during the month of February. File photo.

The Greater Sudbury Police charged nine people with impaired driving offences during the month of February. 

Eight of the nine drivers were charged with being impaired by alcohol, while one female driver is facing charges for drug-related impairment.

On Feb. 2, a 30-year-old man was charged for impaired driving and having a blood alcohol level of over 80 milligrams. A traffic stop was conducted on a the man's vehicle as the validation sticker associated to the licence plate had expired. 

When speaking to the driver, officers noted signs of alcohol consumption. A roadside test registered a fail and subsequent breath tests confirmed alcohol over the legal limit.

A 28-year-old man was hit with the same charges on Feb. 3 when police were contacted in regard to a driver who was suspected to be under the influence of alcohol. 

The vehicle was found and a traffic stop was initiated. The driver exhibited signs of alcohol consumption and a roadside test registered a fail. Subsequent breath tests confirmed alcohol over the legal limit.

On Feb. 4, GSPS charged a 28-year-old woman who already had outstanding criminal charges. The accused was located by police in the driver’s seat of a running motor vehicle. 
When speaking to the woman, officers noted signs of impairment. An investigation revealed that the driver was intoxicated by an inhalant/drug. As a result, she was found to be in breach of her bail order, and was subsequently charged for that as well.

On Feb. 12, GSPS officers responded to reports of a van in a ditch. When officers located the vehicle it had been removed from the snowbank/ditch. The driver, a 38-year-old man, was in the motor vehicle which was still running and exhibited signs of alcohol consumption.  A roadside test registered a fail and subsequent breath tests confirmed alcohol over the legal limit. 

A 33-year-old woman was charged for impaired driving and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle on Feb. 16, after police were dispatched to a single vehicle collision which resulted in the accused’s vehicle becoming airborne and landing in a ditch. 

Through investigation it was revealed that the accused drove her motor vehicle dangerously forcing oncoming traffic to take action to avoid being struck. Upon speaking to the driver, officers noted signs of alcohol consumption. A roadside test registered a fail and subsequent breath tests confirmed alcohol over the legal limit.

On Feb. 20, a 20-year-old man was charged with impaired driving after officers pulled the man over for driving well below the speed limit and having his signal light on for an extended period of time. 

Upon speaking to the driver, officers noted signs of alcohol consumption. A roadside test registered a fail and subsequent breath tests revealed alcohol over the legal limit.

On Feb. 24, a 24-year-old man was involved in a collision with another vehicle which caused his SUV to overturn and land on its roof. GSPS officers attended the scene of the collision and the driver showd signs of alcohol consumption. A roadside test registered a fail and subsequent breath tests confirmed alcohol over the legal limit.

On the same day, a 29-year-old man was spotted driving the wrong way on a one-way street by GSPS officers.

After parking his car, the driver exited and started to walk away. Officers approached the man and upon speaking to him noted signs of alcohol consumption. A roadside test registered a fail and subsequent breath tests confirmed alcohol over the legal limit.

On Feb. 25, a 21-year-old woman who was a novice driver, was charged after being involved in a collision where she crashed into a city snowplow.

The woman was charged for driving with a blood alcohol level above zero, she was also charged for driving with more than 80 milligrams of alcohol in her system.

Officers attended the scene of the crash and upon speaking to the driver noted signs of alcohol consumption. A roadside test registered a fail and subsequent breath tests confirmed alcohol over the legal limit. The driver had a novice licence and was also charged with the corresponding Highway Traffic Act offence.

All of the drivers who were charged have had their licences suspended for 90 days and their vehicles were impounded for seven days.



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