Two men are facing impaired driving charges stemming from two separate incidents in Orangeville last week.
The first occurred on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, when Orangeville Police officers were conducting a R.I.D.E. check on Third Street. A 20-year-old man from Orangeville was stopped in the spot check just before midnight and police quickly determined that he had been consuming alcohol.
As a result, the driver was charged with operating a motor vehicle with more than 80 mg of alcohol in 100 mL of blood. He was released from custody and will appear in court on June 19, 2018 in Orangeville.
The second incident took place the next day, Thursday, June 7. A convenience store clerk called police, again, just before midnight, to notify them of a man who appeared to be intoxicated, who had left the store driving a truck. OPS located the man, a 39-year-old from Durham, and pulled him over on Broadway, near Fourth Street.
The driver was subsequently charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle and operating a motor vehicle with more than 80 mg of alcohol in 100 mL of blood. He was also charged with several Highway Traffic Act violations, including driving while under suspension. He will appear in court in Orangeville on June 25, 2018.
Both drivers received 90-day license suspensions and had their vehicles impounded for seven days.
“There is no excuse for driving while impaired and being a passenger with an impaired driver is also risky,” said Public Information Officer, Constable Scott Davis. “Plan ahead and choose an option such as using a designated driver, call a friend or loved one to pick you up, call a cab or stay over and sleep it off”.
Orangeville Police Service officers will continue to conduct R.I.D.E. programs throughout the community at various times and dates year round.
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