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Four impaired arrests in Lambton over May long weekend

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Lambton OPP responded to four incidents that resulted in impaired charges over the long weekend, including an alleged driver asleep at the wheel and three separate collisions.

Police say the first incident occurred around 7 a.m. Sunday at Walpole Island First Nation, where OPP spotted the driver of a vehicle asleep at the wheel at a business on Tecumseh Road.

“Upon speaking with a driver, it became apparent they had consumed an alcoholic beverage,” a news release stated. “The driver was arrested for impaired operation and transported to a Lambton OPP detachment where they provided two samples over the legal limit.”

As a result, a 45-year-old driver from Ancaster Township faces charges of impaired operation and operation while prohibited under the Criminal Code.

The second incident occurred Sunday evening around 6:45 p.m. when officers with the OPP Highway Safety Division investigated a collision on Government Road in Grand Bend.

One of the involved drivers failed a roadside screening device, was arrested, and provided two subsequent breath samples over the legal limit. The driver, a 20-year-old London man, was charged with impaired, and is scheduled to appear in court at a later date.

The third incident occurred around 2 a.m. Monday when Lambton OPP officers responded to a collision involving a parked trailer at a campground on West Ipperwash Road.

The driver, a 40-year-old London man, was arrested, provided two samples over the legal limit, and is scheduled to to appear in court  at a later date.

The fourth incident occurred in Lambton Shores at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, when Huron OPP officers assisted in responding to a report of a vehicle colliding with a parking barrier at a business on Ontario Street.

The driver, was arrested and taken to a Lambton OPP detachment but failed to comply with the breath demand, police said. A 39-year-old Grand Bend woman faces charges of impaired and refusal to comply.

Lambton OPP reminds residents that if you see a driver who you suspect may be impaired by alcohol or drugs, contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or *OPP (677) on your mobile phone. 

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