Sarnia Police continue to face challenges with impaired drivers

Sarnia Police arrested their third impaired driver Tuesday night around 10:15 in the area of College Avenue and Essex Street.  The police received a call from the public about a possible impaired driver on northbound Christina Street near George Street.  Officers responded and located the described vehicle at Christina and London Road. 

The vehicle was observed to turn onto eastbound London Road.  The driver crossed over from the curb lane to the centre lane then swerved back.  It was being driven very slowly.  The driver turned onto southbound College.  The officer had initiated roof lights and siren at Christina Street and London Road but the driver did not stop.

The brake lights came on continually as the driver proceeded and eventually stopped at the College and Essex location.  A 73-year-old Sarnia man who was driving was asked to step out from his vehicle.  He was arrested for impaired operation and transported to headquarters for a breath test.  He continued to be belligerent and upon arrival at the police station it was realized he had defecated.  

 He continued to be belligerent and uncooperative and refused to provide a sample of his breath.  He faces a charge of Impaired Operation and Fail to Provide Suitable Sample.  He was released once sober and will appear in court on October 2, 2012.    

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