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Impaired Driver Arrested

File: #2021-6935

On Saturday, September 25, 2021, at approximately 1:06am, officers with the Saint John Police Force responded to reports of an impaired driver in the uptown area. It was reported that:

-A vehicle struck a parked vehicle in a parking lot.  

-A resident called police, provided description of the vehicle and direction of travel.

-Vehicle was said to be traveling at a high rate of speed and through stop signs.

-Officers located the vehicle and a 78-year-old man was arrested for impaired driving.

-The man arrested is on parole.

Correctional Services Canada has been notified and apprehension and suspension warrants have been issued. The 78-year-old has been returned to a federal institution and will appear in court at a later date, answering to the charge of impaired driving.

The Saint John Police Force thanks residents for their diligence on the road and sharing information to keep them safe. If you suspect someone may be impaired while driving, call 648-3333 or in the event of an emergency, 9-1-1.

Jim Hennessy

Manager of Communications

1-506-632-6138

jim.hennessy@saintjohn.ca

On behalf of Staff Sergeant Sarah Hobbs