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A man from Nova Scotia was arrested after allegedly driving the wrong way on a one-way street and being intoxicated. The man faces drunk driving charges after he allegedly hit four cars.
The accident occurred in the Victoria and Erie area at approximately 4:30 p.m. Another individual was driving behind a driver who he suspected of being impaired. According to the witness, the man was driving on sidewalks, driving the wrong way on a one-way street and swerving while driving. The witness put the vehicle in park when it stopped and removed the keys. Police then approached the driver who refused to exit the vehicle. They then physically removed him from the vehicle after they suspected him of being impaired.
Police also say that the driver crashed into three vehicles that were parked on Victoria and one car at the 400 block of Elliott Street. Police administered a breathalyzer test to the man and he allegedly tested as having over four times the legal limit of alcohol inside his system. Due to the vast amount of alcohol in his system, the driver was taken to a hospital for inspection. The man now faces several criminal charges, including leaving the scene of an accident, operating a motor vehicle while impaired, exceeding 80mg of alcohol in 100ml of blood, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and resisting arrest.
Toronto criminal defense lawyers assist individuals who face serious criminal charges, including charges that involve alcohol. For example, they may face charges for intoxicated manslaughter, drunk driving charges, driving while intoxicated charges, operating under the influence charges and felony drunk driving charges. A criminal defense lawyer may be able to help a defendant avoid some of the long-term implications involved with these types of charges, such as a felony conviction, license suspension, fines or installation of an ignition interlock device.
Source: Winsorite, “Updated: Drunk Driver Hits Four Cars“, July 17, 2013