Guelph man charged with impaired driving after reversing into police cruiser

Guelph police say charges have been laid against a driver after he allegedly backed up into a cruiser.

Just before 9 p.m. on Wednesday, an officer was on patrol in the area of Baker Street and Quebec Street when he reportedly saw a vehicle that appeared to have no mufflers.

After coming to a stop, police said the car backed into the cruiser, which had its emergency lights activated.

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Both vehicles sustained minor damage.

While speaking to the driver, investigators said the officer noticed an odour of alcohol on his breath and several empty beer cans inside the car.

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While at the police station, they said further testing revealed the driver had more than the legal limit of alcohol in his system.

A 33-year-old man from Guelph has been charged with impaired and dangerous driving.

Police also suspended his driver’s licence for 90 days and his car was impounded for seven days.

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