City of Brantford police nab impaired truck driver
Numerous calls advising Brantford police of a transport truck being driven erratically on Highway 403 Thursday afternoon led to an arrest for impaired driving.
Officers were called to a report of the eastbound truck heading toward the Brantford-area shortly before 2:30 p.m.
Vehicles attempting to pass the truck were forced to brake or drive partially on the shoulder of the highway to avoid being struck by the truck, which was swerving side to side, police say.
Officers converged on the area to locate the truck. A witness notified police after the truck exited the highway at Wayne Gretzky Parkway.
Officers approached the truck and spoke with the driver.
A 38-year-old Brampton man was arrested for impaired driving and taken to the Brantford Police Service station.
Results of breathalyzer tests indicated the driver had 254 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood. The legal limit is 80 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood.
The accused is charged with operation of a motor vehicle while impaired, operation of a motor vehicle over the legal limit and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.
The driver's licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for seven days.