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Police say impaired man was passed out in his vehicle

Police say there were several open cans of beer found in the vehicle
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What began as a noise complaint ended with impaired driving charges for a man found passed out in his vehicle Tuesday night, report Guelph police.

Residents initially called just after 11 p.m. regarding loud music from an idling vehicle outside an address on Woolwich Street. Residents went to investigate and found a man in the driver’s seat slumped over the steering wheel.

Police attended a short time later and were able to wake the man, who had a strong odour of alcohol on his breath and was disoriented. Several open and partially-consumed cans of beer were observed inside the car.

The man was arrested and taken to the police station, where tests confirmed he had more than the legal limit of alcohol in his system.

A 25-year-old Guelph man is charged with impaired operation, having open alcohol readily available and novice driver having a blood-alcohol concentration above zero. His driver’s licence was immediately suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for seven days.