Officers from the Caledon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have charged the driver who collided with a traffic light pole with impaired operation.

On April 26, 2022, at approximately 10:48 p.m., officers responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Highway 10 in Caledon Village. The vehicle knocked down a traffic light pole. No injuries were reported.

During the interaction, officers formed grounds that the driver’s abilities were impaired. As a result, the driver was arrested for impaired operation and transported to the Caledon OPP detachment where breath tests were conducted.

Consequently, Rupender SINGH, 26, of Brampton was changed with:

• Operation while impaired – alcohol

• Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)

• Drive vehicle with cannabis readily available

• Driver fail to surrender licence

The accused is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Orangeville on July 7, 2022, to answer to the charges. In addition to having to attend court, the involved vehicle was impounded for seven days and the driver’s licence was suspended for a period of 90 days.

Whether you are impaired by alcohol or drugs, impaired is impaired and driving under the influence of either is a criminal offence. If you plan on drinking or consuming drugs, plan to not drive. Instead, arrange for a designated driver, take a taxi or public transit, or come up with another plan that takes impaired driving out of the picture.

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