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Driving the wrong way on expressway leads to impaired charges

Reports indicated that had the vehicle continued, it would have entered Highway 401 travelling in the wrong direction
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NEWS RELEASE
ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE
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On Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 at approximately 8 p.m. the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received reports of a dark vehicle without headlights travelling in the wrong direction of the Hanlon Expressway in Guelph. The southbound vehicle was travelling in the northbound lanes of the expressway and headed towards Highway 401. Reports also indicated that if the vehicle continued, it would enter Highway 401 going in the wrong direction.

OPP responded and located the vehicle, a black 2018 Jaguar, in a ditch just north of Highway 401. While speaking with the male driver, officers believed he was impaired by alcohol. He was arrested and transported to a local OPP Detachment for testing.

Twenty-seven-year-old Andrew Davis Bergen of Waterloo has been charged with dangerous driving, driving with over 80 mgs of alcohol in 100mL of blood and driving while ability impaired by alcohol contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada. A 90-day administrative driver's licence suspension (A.D.L.S.) and seven-day vehicle impoundment was initiated as per statute. He is scheduled to attend Guelph Court on Dec. 12, 2017.

Wellington County OPP would like to thank those that called in and reported the incident.

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