Stouffville man charged after police called by concerned citizens

A 46-year-old from Stouffville faces charges after police responded to a call from concerned citizens regarding a potentially impaired driver in Peterborough.

Peterborough Police received a call just after 11 a.m. Tuesday (April 28) about a man concerned citizens said appeared to be intoxicated. Police say they were told by witnesses the man had exited a Lansdowne Street West store and was entering a vehicle in the parking lot.

Officers arrived on scene and found the suspect vehicle, engine running, still in the parking lot. While speaking with the lone male occupant in the driver’s seat, police allegedly noted an odour of alcohol coming from the driver’s breath. Police say subsequent test revealed the driver had more than three times the legal limit of alcohol in his system.

Joshua Jay Malarczuk of Stouffville is charged with operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration 80 plus and operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs.  He was issued an automatic 90-day drivers’ licence suspension and his vehicle was impounded for seven days.

The accused will appear in court on July 8.