SSPS lay impaired driving charges

Saugeen Shores Police Service is reminding the public to never drink and drive, following two recent impaired driving charges.

On January 22nd at 4:56pm police received a report from a citizen concerning a suspected impaired driver who was in the ditch on Cemetery Road.

Police on scene say the male attempted drive his truck out of the deep snow while ignoring officer’s demands to stop. Officers say they were able to speak with the male who was observed to be intoxicated by alcohol and convinced him to stop trying to flee.

Police say the accused immediately began to resist and threatened bodily harm against one of the officers. During the arrest the male kicked the same officer causing a minor injury.

After he was secured in a police vehicle the male threatened to kill another officer.

A 36 year old Saugeen Shores man has been charged with:
1. Operation While Impaired – alcohol
2. Assault with Intent to Resist Arrest
3. Uttering Threats to Cause Bodily Harm
4. Uttering Threats to Cause Death

Also, on January 21st at 8:04pm an officer on general patrol observed a vehicle make a dangerous maneuver on Goderich Street almost causing a collision.

The officer stopped the vehicle and made observations that the driver was impaired by alcohol. The driver was arrested for impaired operation and transported to the station.

A 49 Year old Saugeen Shores woman has been charged with:
1. Operation While Impaired
– alcohol
2. Operation While Impaired
– blood alcohol concentration over 80
3. Improper Right Turn HTA

Both drivers’ cars were impounded for seven days, licenses suspended for 90 days, and were released with court dates.