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Pair of impaired charges laid on the weekend

In one case a man was found sleeping behind the wheel outside a licenced establishment
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Guelph police arrested two individuals for impaired operation on the weekend.

On Friday, approximately 8:25 p.m., police were called to a parking lot on Elizabeth Street near Duke Street. A caller reported a female exited her motor vehicle and urinated on the property, then walked away leaving the vehicle unattended.

Officers responded to a nearby address, where they spoke to a female who admitted she had been driving. The female said she pulled over to relieve herself and then walked home. The female registered a fail on an approved roadside screening device and was taken to the police station, where further testing confirmed she had more than the legal limit of alcohol in her system.

A 55-year-old Guelph female is charged with impaired operation. Her driver’s licence was immediately suspended for 90 days and her motor vehicle impounded for seven days.

On Sunday morning, approximately 12:30 a.m., the Guelph Police Service was called to a licensed establishment on Silvercreek Parkway South after a witness observed a male stumbling in the parking lot and then getting into a motor vehicle. Officers arrived minutes later and found the male asleep in the driver’s seat.

Officers detected a strong odour of alcoholic beverage inside the vehicle when the male opened the door and observed him to be unsteady on his feet and unable to walk without assistance. The male provided a name which was later determined to be false and repeatedly refused demands to provide a breath sample. Investigation also revealed the male is a prohibited driver.

A 28-year-old Guelph male is charged with operation while impaired, fail to comply with a breath demand, operation while prohibited and obstruct police. His driver’s licence was immediately suspended for 90 days and his vehicle impounded for seven days.