Dangerous Driving/Impaired Driving/Over 80 mgs
(Innisfil, ON) A 23-year-old Scarborough woman is facing numerous charges including impaired driving after officers stopped a speeding, wrong-way vehicle in Cookstown.
On Thursday, December 27, 2018 at 2:18 a.m., an officer on patrol observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed westbound on Highway 89 east of Highway 400. The officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop but the vehicle accelerated westbound and entered the eastbound lanes. The vehicle continued driving on the wrong side of the road for more than 3 km which included two blind hills on Highway 89 between the 5th Sideroad and Highway 27. A speed measurement of 122 km/h in a posted 50 km/h Community Safety Zone was obtained before the vehicle came to a stop at a red light at County Rd. 27 while still on the wrong side of the road. The officer spoke with the female driver and detected an odour of marijuana and alcohol. A roadside breath test for alcohol was conducted. As a result of the test, the woman was arrested for Over 80 and transported to North Division for further testing.
She was subsequently charged with the following offences:
Impaired Driving by alcohol/drug
Over 80 mgs
The accused was released with a January court date. Her licence was suspended for 90 days and her vehicle was impounded.
This case demonstrates the value of proactive patrols. By spotting this vehicle in the early hours of the morning and making an arrest, the officer averted a potential collision with an innocent motorist. New Year’s Eve is fast approaching. Please make safe, smart choices if you plan to drink and/or smoke. Don’t drive impaired.