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Thursday September 25th, 2014

Posted at 11:42am

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Windsor Police are crediting the public with helping to stop a drunk driver on city streets.

Around 7:30pm Wednesday, a citizen heading eastbound on Tecumseh Road East noticed a white van swerving back and forth, westbound on Tecumseh.

The van was then seen turning north onto Clover Avenue.

The citizen followed the van while another citizen noticed the van turning swerving from “left to right” and described the driving as not being able to “keep it on the road.”

The second citizen pulled his vehicle along side the white van and began to honk his horn in an attempt to get the attention of the driver. The white van eventually pulled over and stopped at the side of the road in the 2400 block of Clover Avenue. The second citizen pulled his vehicle in front of the white van to prevent the driver from proceeding. The first citizen pulled his vehicle in behind the white van boxing the vehicle in so the driver could not proceed.

The white van reversed and struck the vehicle parked behind him.

The driver got out of his vehicle and appeared to be impaired, according to police.

Police say the alleged drunk driver was apologetic and indicated that he would pay for damages while pleading for the citizens not to call police.

Police were called and the driver allegedly began to walk away from the scene.

Officers caught up with him around the corner.

Police spoke with the male and say they determined that he was impaired due to the previous consumption of alcohol.

A 43 year old Windsor man has been charged with Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Fail to Provide a Breath Sample.

The accused was released on a promise to appear with a court date in October and therefore cannot be named.

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