Two drivers operating same vehicle face impaired charges

CALEDONIA—Haldimand OPP have charged two individuals with drinking and driving offences following a traffic complaint involving a vehicle on Argyle Street North in Caledonia.

On Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 1:03 p.m., OPP responded to a retail store parking lot on Argyle Street North for a traffic complaint where a witness reported a possible impaired driver. OPP located the vehicle on the property where they investigated.

Through investigation, OPP determined that both the individual in the passenger seat and the individual in the driver’s seat had been operating the vehicle.

During interactions with both individuals, it was determined that both had consumed alcohol. Officers administered Standard Field Sobriety Tests, which both individuals had failed.

Subsequently, they were both arrested.

Further investigation determined that both individuals had an illegal amount of alcohol in their body.

OPP has charged a 64-year-old of Belwood with:

  • Impaired operation of a motor vehicle
  • Driving a motor vehicle with more than 80 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood

OPP has also charged a 45-year-old of Dunnville with:

  • Impaired operation of a motor vehicle
  • Driving a motor vehicle with more than 80 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood

The accused individuals had their driver’s licences suspended for a minimum of 90 days and the vehicle was impounded.

Both are to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Cayuga at a later date to answer to the charges.