Alleged drunk driver caught going nearly double the speed limit: Guelph police

Guelph police say an alleged drunk driver has also been charged with stunt driving after catching a car going nearly double the speed limit early Friday morning.

An officer near Woodlawn and Governors roads clocked a Nissan going 118 kilometres per hour in a 60 kilometre per hour zone just before 4 a.m., police said in a news release.

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The service added that after the officer stopped the vehicle, he could see several empty and partially filled bottles of booze inside.

“The driver failed a roadside screening test and taken to the police station where further testing confirmed he had more than the legal limit of alcohol in his system,” police said.

A 25-year-old man has been charged with impaired driving, stunt driving, speeding and other alcohol-related offences.

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The man’s driver’s licence has also been suspended for 90 days and his vehicle has been impounded for two weeks.

He’s scheduled to make a court appearance on Feb. 1.

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