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Monday December 23rd, 2013

Posted at 12:05pm

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OPP in Chatham-Kent have nabbed an allegedly drunk driver who was driving with just a beginner’s licence.

Police pulled the man over during a RIDE program on Saturday night.

Constable Janine Belanger says a Honda entered the RIDE area and stopped for the officers. During conversation with the driver, it was determined that he had been consuming alcoholic beverages.

Belanger says a roadside test was completed which resulted in a warn range suspension.

Police also determined that the driver was not accompanied by a qualified driver — a requirement with a G1 licence — and further failed to provide the officers with a permit and insurance card for the vehicle.

The driver, 27-year-old Surachai Phattharaamphonphaisan from Chatham, was given a three day licence suspension and charged with driving with a blood alcohol concentration above zero with a G1 licence, driving without a qualified accompanying driver under a G1 licence, failure to surrender permit for a motor vehicle and failure to surrender an insurance card.

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