Wrong-way driver charged with impaired driving
Police tape is pictured in this file photo. (CP24/Tom Stefanac)
Chris Kitching, cp24.com
Published Friday, December 14, 2012 5:49AM EST
Last Updated Friday, December 14, 2012 9:50AM EST
A 23-year-old man is charged with impaired driving after Toronto police stopped a wrong-way driver on the Gardiner Expressway early Friday morning.
Officers arrested the driver – and possibly prevented a head-on collision – when they stopped an eastbound vehicle as it travelled in the Gardiner’s westbound lanes near Parkside Drive at about 4 a.m.
Before the arrest, police got a call from a witness, who said the wrong-way vehicle was travelling near Islington Avenue.
No collision occurred, police said.
In addition to impaired driving, the man is charged with dangerous driving and driving with a blood-alcohol level over the legal limit. He is scheduled to appear in court in February.
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