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Shocker: man driving tractor near downtown at 3 a.m. charged with impaired

Police also say the tractor was stolen

A Guelph man faces charges after he was caught driving a stolen tractor while impaired near Downtown Guelph at 3 a.m. Sunday.

An officer spotted a tractor with plow attachment being driven on Wellington Street West near McCrae Boulevard. The tractor was stopped and the driver observed to be showing signs of impairment. He was arrested and transported to the police station, where tests confirmed his ability to operate a vehicle was impaired by drugs.

A 20-year-old Guelph man is charged with impaired driving and possessing stolen property over $5,000. His driver’s licence was suspended for 90 days and the tractor was seized.