An Oshawa man is facing charges after his vehicle was allegedly found “overflowing” with alcohol containers during a traffic stop.
According to the OPP, a concerned member of the public reported an erratic motor vehicle westbound on King Street in Caledon, Ontario shortly after 4 p.m. Tuesday (Dec. 7)
Members of a RIDE unit were able to intercept and stop the vehicle soon after, police noted.
“Upon stopping the vehicle members found the vehicle overflowing with partially full and empty alcohol containers,” reads a media release.
“The driver showed signs of impairment and was arrested at the scene. The driver was transported to the Caledon Detachment where breath samples were submitted resulting in results of over three times the legal limit.”
The driver was also found to be suspended for two recent impaired driving arrests, police noted.
The 58-year-old man, whose name has not been released, has been charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle, operating a vehicle with over 80mgs of alcohol in blood, drive while under suspension, novice driver blood alcohol concentration above zero, drive with liquor readily available, drive with cannabis readily available, use plates not authorized for vehicle and fail to apply for permit on becoming owner of vehicle.
“The accused’s vehicle was impounded and license further suspended for an additional 90 days,” the media release reads.