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Burned-out headlight leads to impaired charge

Driver was arrested on Waterloo Avenue Thursday evening
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A Guelph man is charged with impaired driving after burnt-out lights on his car attracted an officer’s attention.

Just after 10 p.m. Thursday, an officer was patrolling on Waterloo Avenue when he spotted a vehicle with a headlight and licence plate light both burnt out. A traffic stop was conducted and the officer could smell alcohol on the driver’s breath.

After failing a roadside breath test the driver was transported to the police station, where further testing confirmed he had more than the legal amount of alcohol in his system.

A 33-year-old Guelph man is charged with impaired driving. His licence was immediately suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for seven days. He will appear in court May 7.