Police say witness made the right call to help them nab suspected impaired driver in Erin

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Wellington County OPP say that thanks to witnesses, they were able to apprehend a suspected impaired driver in Erin this week.

On Nov. 25, OPP received reports of someone demonstrating signs of impairment entering a red passenger vehicle and driving out of a parking lot on Main Street.

The vehicle was located by police, who placed the driver under arrest after it was determined their ability to operate a motor vehicle was impaired by alcohol. The driver was transported to a local OPP Operation Centre for further testing.

A 57-year-old driver from Erin was charged with impaired operation, impaired operation - 80 Plus (mg of alcohol per 100mL of blood), and driving while suspended, a Highway Safety Act offence.

The vehicle has been impounded for seven days, and the driver had their licence suspended for 90 days.

Police are reminding people that if they suspect someone’s ability to drive is impaired by either drugs or alcohol they report it by calling 911.

Tabitha Wells/Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Orangeville Banner