Two alcohol related collisions in as many days

Police said, in the first incident, a pick-up truck and mini-van collided at the intersection of Finch Drive and Wellington Street last week on Oct. 5 around 10:30 a.m.

A Dodge pick-up truck was apparently traveling west on Wellington Street when the driver attempted to turn south on Finch Drive when it collided with Ford mini-van that was headed north on Finch.

The drivers apparently had a brief conversation but the 38-year-old male driver of the pick-up truck did not wait for police to reach the scene. Instead, he allegedly recouped his license plate – that had fallen off his truck after the collision – from the road and drove away.

The other driver, a 61-year-old Sarnia man, said the 38-year-old refused to provide his information before leaving the scene of the accident.

Police arrived and were able to locate the suspect truck not too far from the area where the collision happened. The 38-year-old driver, who was visiting Sarnia from Scotland, Ontario, was also found inside a nearby residence. Police said he had been drinking and, accordingly, was issued a Part III Summons for Failing to Remain at the Scene.

The second incident happened Oct. 7 just before 2 a.m. in which police were sent to George and Mitton Streets in Sarnia in response to a collision between two cars.

A 28-year-old Sarnia woman had been traveling north on Mitton Street on a green light. The second vehicle, driven by a 24-year-old woman, also from Sarnia, turned left onto eastbound George Street from southbound Mitton colliding with the other car.

Both drivers exited their vehicles and a heated, verbal exchange occurred.

The 24-year-old woman provided a sample of her breath into an approved screening device and it registered a “Warn”. As such, she was arrested and transported to police headquarters.

The investigation revealed the 24-year-old was under an ADLS suspension from August of this year and was also on an Undertaking with a condition on no alcohol.

She was held for bail facing two criminal charges; Breach of Undertaking and Operate Vehicle While Disqualified. She was also issued a Provincial Offence Notice for Turn Not in Safety.

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