Ontario School Bus Driver Charged With Drunk Driving

A 46-year-old school bus driver in Port Perry was arrested for drunk driving after North Durham Regional Police received an anonymous tip. The caller informed police of a man who was intoxicated and in no condition to be driving his school bus.

The man was arrested just after 7 AM on February 27th, refueling his bus at a gas station. He had not yet picked up any children.

The man was arrested without incident and is awaiting a bail hearing.

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Drunk driver caught going 117 km/h near school

A 39-year-old Valley East woman is facing charges of stunt driving, impaired driving and blowing over the legal limit after she was arrested driving 117 km/h in a 60 km/h zone near Confederation Secondary School in Val Caron.

The woman admitted to speeding after being stopped by Greater Sudbury Police. She then offered a strange explanation, saying she was angry with a passing driver who splashed her car with water from a puddle, so she was “speeding up to give the girl the finger.”

The officer detected alcohol, and gave the woman a roadside-screening test, which she failed. The following breathalyzer test revealed she was at almost twice the legal limit.

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Woman Under House Arrest After Fifth Impaired Driving Charge

A 65-year-old woman convicted of impaired driving for the fifth time, has been placed under house arrest after she blew more than two and a half times the legal limit.

The woman was arrested after witnesses saw her weaving around the road, and almost crashing into other vehicles. After police arrived, they smelled liquor and ordered a breathalyzer test. The legal limit is 0.08, and the woman blew a 0.230 and a 0.210.

The woman’s defense lawyer says the incident was a result of her prescribed painkillers reacting with alcohol, resulting in this behavior.

She will be confined to her house for the first 30 days, after which she will be placed on 24-month probation. She has also had her driver’s license suspended for 18 months.

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