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Concerned citizen's call leads to arrest of King man for impaired

York Regional Police responded to a call about a car stopped at the intersection of 7th Concession and Lloydtown/Aurora Road Sunday, July
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NEWS RELEASE
YORK REGIONAL POLICE
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A call to 9-1-1 from a concerned citizen leads to impaired-related charges being laid on a driver who was [allegedly] passed out behind the wheel of his vehicle. On Sunday, July 7, 2019 shortly after 6 a.m., York Regional Police received a call to 9-1-1 from a concerned citizen who had stopped behind a car at the intersection of 7th Concession and Lloydtown Aurora Road in the Township of King.

The intersection is controlled by a stop sign, however, the driver of the stopped vehicle wasn’t moving. The citizen got out of his vehicle and saw that the male driver was asleep and called 9-1-1. When officers arrived they used their police cruisers to box in the vehicle and attempted to wake up the driver.

After numerous attempts, the driver woke up and opened the door for officers who could smell a strong odour of alcohol. He was placed under arrest for impaired driving and officers found an open bottle of rum and cannabis in the vehicle.

Charged:

  • 19-year-old male, Township of King

Charges:

  • impaired operation
  • 80 plus
  • drive motor vehicle with cannabis readily available
  • drive motor vehicle with open container of liquor
  • novice driver BAC above zero

York Regional Police continues its ongoing efforts to stop impaired driving on our roads through enforcement and education, but the greatest impact in improving road safety comes from the partnership of our citizens and road users in York Region. Safe Roads: Your Call encourages citizens to call 9-1-1 if they suspect an impaired driver. We consider these incidents a life-threatening crime in progress and will continue to respond to these calls.

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