Impaired charge after crash causes fire

A Guelph male faces an impaired driving charge after a noon-hour crash Monday which knocked down hydro wires and caused a brush fire.

Approximately 12:10 p.m. police were called to a single-vehicle crash in the area of Cityview Drive and Cedarvale Avenue. A driver had lost control, striking a hydro pole before coming to rest at the bottom of a small embankment. Live wires sparked a brush fire, which was extinguished by the Guelph Fire Department.

The driver was observed to be showing signs of impairment. Tests confirmed he had three times the legal limit of alcohol in his system.

A 54-year-old Guelph male is charged with impaired operation and dangerous operation. His driver’s licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for seven days. He will appear in a Guelph court October 4, 2022.

 

Knife pulled during disturbance

A Guelph male faces weapons charges after a knife was pulled Monday during a downtown disturbance.

Approximately 12:20 p.m. Monday, police were called to the area of St. George’s Square after a male involved in an argument brandished a small knife. The male fled before police arrived but was located downtown approximately one hour later and arrested.

A 27-year-old Guelph male is charged with assault with a weapon and two counts of failing to comply with a release order. He was held to appear in bail court Tuesday.

 

Passed-out driver arrested

A Cambridge male faces impaired driving charges after he was found passed out behind the wheel early Tuesday morning.

Just before 1 a.m., Guelph Police Service officers were dispatched to the area of Niska Road and Ptarmigan Drive where they found a male passed out in a running vehicle at a stop sign.

Officers woke the male and could detect a strong odour of alcoholic beverage on his breath. He was arrested and transported to the police station, where testing indicated he had more than the legal limit of alcohol in his system.

A 20-year-old Cambridge male is charged with impaired operation. His driver’s licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for seven days. He will appear in a Guelph court October 4, 2022.

 

Male charged a year after fiery crash

A Rockwood male faces charges nearly a year after a fiery crash just outside Guelph’s downtown.

On September 29, 2021, just after 4 p.m. police were called to a collision in the area of Eramosa Road and King Street. A motorcycle had rear-ended an SUV. The motorcycle burst into flames, causing extensive damage to both vehicles.

The motorcyclist fled on foot. He was eventually identified and this week was located in downtown Guelph and arrested. A 49-year-old Rockwood male is charged with failing to stop at a collision, driving without insurance, using an unauthorized licence plate and failing to apply for a permit. He will appear in a Guelph court October 25, 2022.

 

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