January 28, 2019 10:52 am

Peterborough police lay several impaired driving charges

Peterborough Police Service laid several impaired driving charges over the last week.

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Peterborough Police Service laid several impaired driving charges over the past week.

On Friday around 9:30 p.m., police say they received multiple calls from witnesses regarding an SUV being driven erratically in the area of Water Street.

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Officers located a suspect vehicle in the area of Nassau Mills and Water Street. Police conducted a breath test and determined the driver allegedly had more than three times the legal limit of blood alcohol.

Zakarriah Rothwell, 41, of Clementi Street, Lakefield, was arrested and charged with impaired driving and operating a motor vehicle with more than 80 mg blood alcohol content.

He was served an automatic 90-day driver’s licence suspension and his vehicle was impounded for seven days.

He was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court in Peterborough on Feb. 14.

Impaired arrest in parking lot

On Jan. 22 around 10 p.m., police received a call from a citizen reporting a vehicle travelling erratically in the area of Clonsilla Avenue and Goodfellow Road.

Officers located the suspect vehicle in a Lansdowne Street West parking lot. While speaking with the driver, officers smelled alcohol on the driver’s breath.

A breath test revealed the driver had more than 80 mg of blood alcohol content, police say.

Douglas Kerel, 60, of Autumn Harvest Drive, Mississauga, was arrested and charged with impaired driving and operating a motor vehicle with more than 80 mg blood alcohol content.

He was served an automatic 90-day driver’s licence suspension and his vehicle was impounded for seven days.

He was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 13.

Impaired arrest downtown

An Oakville, Ont., man has been arrested and charged following a traffic stop in downtown Peterborough.

Shortly after 3 a.m. on Jan. 19, an officer on general patrol conducted a traffic stop of a truck on Charlotte Street. Police allege the vehicle had been travelling for an extended period of time with its turn signal on.

While speaking with the driver of the vehicle, the officer smelled alcohol on the driver’s breath. A subsequent breath test revealed the driver had more than 80 mg blood alcohol content.

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Dayton Stewart Saunders, 20, of Westminster Drive, Oakville, was arrested and charged with impaired driving and operating a motor vehicle with more than 80 mg blood alcohol content.

He was served an automatic 90-day driver’s licence suspension and his vehicle was impounded for seven days.

He was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court in Peterborough on Feb. 7.

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