Officers with the Brantford Police Service received a call from a concerned citizen regarding a possible impaired driver at approximately 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 22.
A vehicle was observed travelling northbound on Mohawk Street in an erratic and dangerous manner. The driver of the vehicle attempted to turn left onto Emilie Street, when the vehicle left the roadway, colliding with a hydro pole and a Mohawk Street residence.
Arriving on scene, officers located the accused man unconscious in the driver’s seat. When dealing with the accused, officers observed signs of impairment.
Information received indicated that the accused had taken the vehicle from the registered owner without consent and was operating a vehicle while under suspension.
The accused was arrested and transported to provide samples of his breath as required by law. Both samples provided were over three times the legal limit.
As a result of the investigation, a 37-year-old man from Ohsweken, stands charged with the following:
- Operation while Impaired, contrary to the Criminal Code
- 80 or over, contrary to the Criminal Code
- Take motor vehicle without consent, contrary to the Criminal Code
- Drive while under suspension, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act.
The accused was transported to the hospital for medical assessment and held for bail.