The car was imponded. Image courtesy DRPS

Impaired drives up to cops to complain, gets re-arrested

Durham Regional Police Service (DRPS) gets all kinds – even those violators who complain why were they penalized.

Yesterday, Durham’s police agency reported that an impaired driver drove to the West Division police station to complain about being arrested earlier for causing a disturbance and being intoxicated in public.

Police said in the early morning hours of Tuesday, February 20, officers from the West Division responded to a call for an intoxicated male causing a disturbance, and refusing to leave a restaurant in the area of Brock Road and Rossland Road in Pickering.

The man was arrested for being intoxicated in public and failing to leave when directed, police said. He was issued Provincial Offence Notices and transported with police to his family residence nearby where he was left in the care of his mother.

A short time later, the man arrived at DRPS West Division stationand entered the lobby to speak with a supervisor about the earlier arrest, police said.

While speaking, officers could still detect signs of alcohol impairment. It was confirmed that the male had driven himself to the police station. A breath test was administered. The man failed the test and was arrested again.

Police said the 42-year old from Ajax was charged. His licence has been suspended for 90 days, and his vehicle impounded for seven days.

Another impaired

Meanwhile, North Division offcers also arrested an impaired driver in Scugog yesterday afternoon.

Open alcohol was located inside the vehicle (top image).

This vehicle too was impounded for seven days, driver’s licence suspended for 90 days, and numerous criminal charges were laid.

“Please don’t drink and drive,” said police.

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