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Stumbling impaired driver in the Sault was on wrong side of the road, crashed into a house

The driver was charged with refusing to provide a breath sample, dangerous driving and driving while suspended. (File) The driver was charged with refusing to provide a breath sample, dangerous driving and driving while suspended. (File)
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A 29-year-old suspect in Sault Ste. Marie has been charged after police received reports this week of an extremely intoxicated person getting into a vehicle.

The incident took place around 8:30 a.m. May 15.

“Communicators received a report of someone who was stumbling on their feet get behind the wheel of a vehicle on Arbor Drive and drive away,” police said Friday in a news release.

“Another caller reported the vehicle was driving on the wrong side of the road. While officers were on their way to the area, a third call reported the vehicle had crashed into a residence in the 700 block of Second Line West.”

Police arrived to find the suspect on the front lawn of the damaged residence.

“Upon speaking with them, (police) developed grounds to believe their ability to operate a motor vehicle was impaired by drugs,” the release said.

“They were arrested and transported to hospital to have a blood sample drawn as per a blood demand.”

Charges include impaired driving and dangerous driving. The accused was released on an appearance notice and is scheduled to appear in court on July 8.

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