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Pair of impaired charges laid following traffic stops

In one case a car ran into a pole and a female driver was found passed out, say police
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Guelph police report that a pair of Guelph residents are charged with impaired driving following traffic stops.

On Wednesday, just before 10 p.m., officers observed a vehicle driving through the Carden Street transit terminal, despite signs banning passenger vehicles. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver found to be showing signs of impairment and attempting to conceal an open can of beer.

He registered a fail on a roadside screening device and was arrested. Further testing at the police station revealed he had more than the legal amount of alcohol in his system.

A 42-year-old Guelph man is charged with impaired operation, driving while suspended and several other Highway Traffic Act offences.

A few minutes later, approximately 10:17 p.m. Wednesday, police were called to a single-vehicle collision on Edinburgh Road South near Laurelwood Court. They located a vehicle on the curb resting against a pole with minor damage. The female driver was passed out.

Upon exiting the vehicle the woman was unsteady on her feet and she was arrested. Testing at the police station confirmed she had three times the legal limit of alcohol in her system.

A 53-year-old Guelph woman is charged with impaired operation.