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Asked for licence, driver hands officer LCBO gift card instead

Driver was arrested for impaired driving
Guelph Police Service rear of vest

An Orangeville-area female was arrested for impaired driving in Guelph Friday morning after handing over an LCBO gift card when asked for her driver’s licence.

A vehicle was observed to be driving erratically on the University of Guelph campus approximately 2:35 a.m. and was stopped. While producing the LCBO card the driver denied she had been drinking, however officers could detect an odour of alcoholic beverage.

The driver registered a fail on roadside screening device and was returned to the Guelph police station where further testing confirmed she had more than the legal amount of alcohol in her system.

A 19-year-old female from Mono Township is charged with impaired driving. Her driver’s licence was immediately suspended for 90 days and her vehicle impounded for 14 days. She will appear in a Guelph court Feb. 22.