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Two drivers found with three times over the legal limit. Impaired charges follow

Drivers issued 90-day license suspensions
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File photo. Kenneth Armstrong/Village Media

On March 10, 2018 at 8 p.m., a South Simcoe Police Service officer was conducting traffic enforcement on Holland St. West in the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury.  The officer's cruiser was equipped with Automated License Plate Recognition. The device alerted the officer that a vehicle's permit status was currently expired.  The officer pulled over the vehicle and during the traffic stop detected an odour of alcohol. An Approved Screening Device demand was issued. The test resulted in a fail. Two additional tests subsequently conducted at the police station resulted in readings three times over the legal limit. A 47-year-old Keswick man was charged with impaired care and control and over 80.

The second incident involving readings three times over the legal limit occurred on March 9, 2018 just after 5 p.m. A 33-year old Bradford man was arrested in the parking lot of Georgian Downs after a citizen called to report a car crash where a driver smelled of alcohol.  When officers arrived, they found both vehicles with a man still sitting in his driver's seat and a odour of alcohol.  The man was arrested for impaired care and control and transported to the Innisfil station. Intoxilizer testing revealed readings of three times the legal limit.  The accused was released with a court date at the end of March.

In both of these instances, the drivers were issued a 90-day license suspension and had their vehicles impounded.