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Sunday December 16th, 2012

Posted at 8:07am

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Windsor Police are crediting the public with assisting in stopping an impaired driver.

Police say around 9:20 Saturday night, they first received a call about a black Jeep that was driving all over the road in the area of Riverside and Jefferson.  A second call came in minutes later about a vehicle that matched the same description swerving into oncoming traffic with his lights out at Wyandotte Street East turning south onto Banwell.

When police arrived they found four or five cars had surrounded the jeep preventing it from driving away.

Police say when they went to speak with the driver he just stared blankly ahead.  The 41-year-old male from Windsor was arrested for impaired operation of a motor vehicle and brought to police headquarters for a breathalyzer test.

Staff Sergeant Steve Bodri said that the driver was nearly three times over the legal limit, and is facing charges of impaired operation and exceeding the breathalyzer.

His car was impounded for seven days and licence suspended for 90 days.

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