Impaired driver arrested for three hit-and-runs
A 38-year-old man faces numerous charges after driving while under the influence of more than double the legal limit of alcohol and leaving the scenes of three accidents on Thursday evening.
Brantford police received a report of a hit and run accident in the area of North Park and Waddington streets shortly before 8 p.m.
Investigators say the driver rear-ended a vehicle stopped at a red light at the intersection. The suspect fled the scene and struck a stop sign at the intersection of Waddington and Joysey streets. The driver continued driving and struck a vehicle parked in a Joysey Street driveway.
The parked vehicle sustained extensive damage to its front end.
Officers searched the area and located the suspect on Farringford Drive shortly before 8:30 p.m. The man was arrested for impaired driving and taken to the Brantford Police Service station.
The accused provided two breath samples for analysis as required by law. The results were 214 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood and 203 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood. The legal limit is 80 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood.
A 38-year-old man is charged with operating a motor vehicle while impaired, operating a motor vehicle over the legal limit, two counts of failing to stop at the scene of an accident and failing to report damage to property on a highway under the Highway Traffic Act.
The man's licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for a week. He was released from custody with a future court date in Brantford.