Are years of public education on the dangers of drinking and driving being missed by some?

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police carTHUNDER BAY – Crimebeat – Years of public education on the dangers of drinking and driving sometimes appear to have been missed by some people. The Thunder Bay Police Service have laid three charges on drivers for impaired driving over the past twenty-four hours.

P12044629: A 45 year old man Thunder Bay man fell from his scooter on Waverly Street just after 2:00 p.m. yesterday. He was allegedly traveling the wrong way on the street at the time of the fall. The investigation revealed the rider had approximately 4 times the legal limit of alcohol. He was uninjured and was charged with Impaired Operation of Motor Vehicle and Drive Over 80 mgs.

P12044742: Police received information regarding a possible impaired driver. Uniform Patrol officers spotted the suspect vehicle at a gas station in the city’s north side early this morning. A 58 year old Thunder Bay man was taken into custody just after 1:30 a.m. at Red River Road and Junot Avenue. The male was charged with Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Drive Over 80 mgs.

P12044739: Officers were called the Emergency entrance ramp of the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre just after 12:00 a.m. this morning regarding a car that had struck a guard rail. The 75 year old female driver had non life threatening injuries. The female had originally been at the hospital to pick up a patient who was not injured in the collision. The investigation has resulted in a charge of Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle for the 75 year old Thunder Bay woman.

The efforts of the Police in our city to make sure our roadways are safer for other drivers and pedestrians is an important part of their responsibilities.

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