West Grey police charged a 57-year-old Hanover man for drinking and driving after witnesses reported his bad driving and poor parking at a restaurant where he ordered a meal in Durham.
Police were told on Friday, Jan. 3 that the man had made a right turn, passing in front of a vehicle travelling in the same direction, a West Grey Police Service news release said.
The driver almost hit a parked car and then parked in a way which blocked access to the restaurant parking lot. When he entered the restaurant, he smelled of drink, police were told.
They arrived, found signs of impairment and later tests showed he’d consumed three times the legal limit of alcohol to drive.
He’s charged with impaired operation and driving having a blood alcohol concentration of 80 or over. His driver’s licence was immediately suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days.
He was released from custody and given a Jan. 29 Walkerton court date.
West Grey police also noted Sunday in a news release that over the past seven days, they hosted 13 impaired-driving spot-checks across the municipality. Officers seized alcohol and laid several liquor licence charges but nobody was found to be impaired.