Patrol officers with the Brantford Police Service observed a vehicle travelling northbound on Market Street near Chatham Street, at a high rate of speed at approximately 12:40 a.m. on Saturday, March 12.
Police observed the vehicle being operated erratically, and a traffic stop was conducted at West Street and Dundas Street.
In speaking with the driver, officers observed signs of impairment. The accused was arrested and transported to provide samples of his breath as required by law. Both samples provided were over twice the legal limit.
Additionally, investigation revealed that the accused was operating the vehicle without a valid licence.
As a result of this investigation, a 44-year-old man from Brantford stands charged with the following offences:
- Operation while impaired, contrary to the Criminal Code
- Operation while impaired, 80 plus, contrary to the Criminal Code
- Drive while under suspension x 2, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act
At the time of this incident, the accused was wanted on an endorsed warrant by the Brantford Police Service for a separate matter. The warrant was executed at the time of this offence. The accused was held for bail.
Additionally, the accused’s license was suspended, and the vehicle was impounded as per law.