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Five impaired charges laid on the weekend

One was an 80-year-old man who drove between two police cruisers that had their lights flashing
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Five people were arrested for impaired driving over the weekend in Guelph, including one who crashed his motorcycle while attempting to leave a licensed establishment.

Just before 3 p.m. Friday, police blocked Silvercreek Parkway North in the area of Woodlawn Road West due to a transport truck which was stuck and blocking the road. A short time later, a man attempted to drive his car between two cruisers which had their lights activated.

Officers approached the vehicle and detected a strong odour of alcoholic beverage on the driver’s breath. Police also located an empty vodka bottle in the console. Breath tests at the police station confirmed he had more than the legal limit of alcohol in his system.

An 80-year-old Guelph man is charged with impaired operation.

Approximately 2:35 a.m. Saturday, police were called to a licensed establishment on Silvercreek Parkway South. Staff and patrons had attempted to prevent a motorcyclist from driving, but he revved the bike excessively before crashing it in the parking lot. Officers arrived and arrested the man following a short foot pursuit. Breath tests at the police station confirmed he had more than twice the legal limit of alcohol in his system.

A 34-year-old Kitchener man is charged with impaired operation, driving while prohibited, breach of an undertaking and several Highway Traffic Act offences.

At 5:45 p.m. Saturday, Guelph Police Service officers responding to a driving complaint stopped a motor vehicle on Fife Road. The driver had a strong odour of alcoholic beverage on her breath and was unsteady on her feet. Breath tests at the police station confirmed she had more than the legal limit of alcohol in her system.

A 57-year-old Guelph woman is charged with impaired operation.

At 5:25 a.m. Sunday, police were notified of a single-vehicle collision on Speedvale Avenue West near Dawson Road. A vehicle had swerved off the road, hitting a hydro guy wire and causing significant damage. The driver had an odour of alcoholic beverage on his breath and was returned to the police station, where testing confirmed he had more than the legal amount of alcohol in his system.

A 30-year-old Guelph man is charged with impaired operation.

Sunday evening, at 10:40 p.m., Guelph police observed a vehicle drive into the oncoming lane as it entered a licensed establishment on Silvercreek Parkway South. The vehicle was stopped and the driver provided a roadside breath sample, which resulted in a fail. Further testing at the police station confirmed he had more than the legal amount of alcohol in his system.

A 50-year-old Kitchener man is charged with impaired operation.