Man Arrested for Impaired Driving While Schools Dismissing Children

Yesterday a 39-year-old Binbrook man was arrested for impaired driving while four elementary schools in the area were in the process of dismissing children.

On Thursday, March 2, 2023 shortly after 3:00 p.m. Hamilton Police received several 911 calls from citizens who were observing erratic driving of a vehicle who was said to be crossing marked lanes and hitting roadway ditches.

Hamilton Police attended the area of Binbrook Road and Highway 56 and located the vehicle in question. The 39-year-old man was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while impaired.

Four local elementary schools were in the process of dismissing children into the community during the events that led up to this arrest.

Impaired driving means operating a vehicle including cars, trucks, boats, snowmobiles and off-road vehicles while your ability to do so has been compromised to any degree by consuming alcohol, drugs or a combination of the two.

Driving while under the influence puts yourself in danger, as well as your passengers, other drivers and pedestrians.

Plan for a designated driver, take public transit, call a ride-sharing service, or arrange with a friend to stay the night.

Everyone must play a part in keeping our roadways safe.

Thank you to those members of our community who make the choice never to consume alcohol or drugs before driving. Never let anyone else drive if you know or suspect that may be impaired, call 9-1-1, save a life.

To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com.