There have been two arrests related to drinking and driving in five days according to Saugeen Shores Police.
In the early morning of Friday February 1, Saugeen Shores Police report they received a call concerning a vehicle that had driven into a snow bank on Turner Street in Southampton.
Police say a witness observed a man exit the vehicle and flee on foot. Officers located the man at a nearby residence. Police say he displayed signs of intoxication and was placed under arrest. The man was transported to the station where he provided breath samples in excess of three times the legal limit of 80mgs of alcohol in 100 millitres of blood.
A 45 year old Southampton man has been charged with:
1. Operation while impaired - alcohol
2. Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration over 80mgs.
Officers also arrested a 59 year old Port Elgin man Tuesday (Feb 19) after he failed a roadside screening device test this morning officers conducted during traffic stop at Concession 10 and Highway 21.
The man was arrested and transported to the police station for further testing. While at the police station the man provided a breath sample in excess of the legal limit. A 59 year old Port Elgin man has been charged with: Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration over 80mgs.
In addition to the charges, both vehicles were impounded for seven days and the driver’s licenceses was administratively suspended for 90 days.