A transport truck driver has been charged with impaired driving in East Gwillimbury after a concerned citizen called 9-1-1 to report his erratic driving.
On Monday, Aug. 27 shortly before 6 p.m., the caller reported driving behind a full-size tractor trailer on Davis Drive west of Hwy. 48 that had drifted across the centre line and off the roadway several times, causing oncoming vehicles to swerve out of the way, York Regional Police (YRP) say.
Police stopped the vehicle west of Woodbine Avenue and could smell alcohol on the driver’s breath and observed other signs of impairment. The driver was arrested and police also found marijuana in his possession. The driver refused to provide a breath sample and also destroyed a breath test instrument. A 42-year-old Halton Hills man was charged with impaired driving, refuse to comply with breath demand and mischief over $5,000.
An impaired-related charge will result in an immediate 90-day driver’s licence suspension, the requirement for an ignition interlock device for at least six months on all vehicles you operate, as well as a mandatory education or treatment program, YRP reminds. These consequences are immediate and separate from any outcomes in court.