Hamilton police catch six drunk drivers this weekend

Officers stop six impaired drivers over the weekend on Hamilton roads.

Hamilton Police officers stopped six drunk drivers on city roads over the weekend.

In one incident Saturday around 10:15 p.m., police were called to Governor's Road in Dundas after a suspected impaired driver hit a median near Tally Ho Drive. Officers saw the male driver trying to make a three-point turn and tried to block his car with the police cruiser, police said in a release. The driver accelerated, pushed into the police cruiser and sparks flew from the driver's vehicle rims. The driver reversed, hit the back end of the police cruiser and fled northbound on Tally Ho.

The officers followed the driver from Tally Ho Drive, back onto Governor's Road and then down Creighton Drive. The driver eventually stopped and got out of his car. The 41-year old Burlington man was charged with impaired driving, dangerous driving and resisting arrest, police said.

Later that evening around 10:40 p.m. at Upper Gage Avenue and Thorley Drive, a suspected impaired male driver ran a red light at the intersection and hit another car that was stopped at the light. Police said the man tried to drive away, but a bystander reached inside his car and grabbed his keys from the ignition. When police arrived, the man blew over the legal limit in a breathalyzer test and was arrested. the 50-year-old Hamilton man was charged with impaired driving.

Four more impaired charges were laid over the weekend, police said.


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