A 57-year-old faces several charges after causing a Highway 9 crash involving two vans on March 2.
At 6:40 p.m., the South-Bruce OPP received a report of the two-vehicle crash along Highway 9 in Carrick Twp. Officers arrived to learn a blue Ford Windstar had pulled into the path of a black Ford Windstar that had been travelling on Highway 9. There were no injuries.
The driver of the blue Windstar was found to have been drinking. The Carrick Twp. man was charged with impaired driving, operation over 80mgs, unsafely starting from a stopped position and failure to surrender insurance card.
The man is scheduled to appear in court April 8, 2013, to answer to the charges.
Unfortunately, he wasn’t the only one on area roadways drinking and driving. Police were able to remove two more drinking drivers from the road later the same night (March 2).
At 7:41 p.m., an officer on patrol stopped a black Chevrolet Cruze on Highway 21 in Kincardine Twp. Police found the driver had been drinking alcohol, and was issued a three-day licence suspension as a result of warn range result at the roadside screening.
At 10:25 p.m., the OPP was operating a RIDE checkpoint on Highway 86 when a black Ford Escape stopped. Upon inspection, officers located open alcohol in the vehicle. A 24-year-old Waterloo man was charged with driving with open alcohol.
Motorists are reminded the South-Bruce OPP has a zero tolerance for drivers that decide to get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol.