E-Bike Driver Charged With Impaired

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A 34-year-old man is facing impaired driving charges after driving his e-bike into oncoming traffic and dodging an OPP cruiser in St. Thomas.

Investigators say the Bayham man was driving his e-bike on Talbot St. in St. Thomas around 12:30 this morning when he veered across several lanes of traffic and into the path of a fully marked police cruiser.

Police say the officer driving the cruiser had to swerve to avoid the man on the e-bike. He was stopped and found to be drunk.

The driver faces a charge of impaired driving, driving over the legal limit and driving while disqualified. He has been released wit a future court date.