Man Arrested For Allegedly Speeding While Drunk With A Baby In The Car

Sunday January 12th, 2014

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A Blenheim man is facing several charges after he was allegedly driving drunk and speeding with a baby in the car.

Police say that just before 7pm Saturday, an officer was travelling on Middle Line when he watched a car pass two other cars at a high rate of speed. The officer followed the vehicle and obtained a speed reading of 130 km/h in the 80 km/h zone.

When the officer stopped the car he learned that the driver was previously handed a lifetime driving prohibition for past criminal driving convictions and had a licence suspension for unpaid fines.

Police say officers noticed that the vehicle also contained an infant and two passengers who appeared intoxicated.

When the driver was arrested, the officer smelled alcohol coming from his breath, and a roadside screening test was conducted.

A 37-year-old Blenheim man has been charged with driving while disqualified, driving while under suspension, and speeding.

He was also issued a 3-day licence suspension for having a blood alcohol concentration in the warn range. The vehicle was impounded for 45 days in accordance with Ontario’s Vehicle Impoundment Program.

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