Friday , October 22 2021

Drunk driver hits back from Toronto police cruiser in drive-thru, blows almost four times legal limit


A suspected drunk driver crashed into the back of a police car waiting in a drive-thru, Toronto police Det-Const. Scott Matthews tweeted Monday.

After the weekend collision, the driver hit nearly four times the legal limit, tweeted Matthews of the Toronto Police Transit Services Unit. The driver was charged with impaired driving and faces a minimum fine of $ 2,500. No more details available.

Toronto police arrested 16 people for wronged driving offenses between 6 pm and 6 pm. Friday and 6am Monday, Matthews also tweeted.

On Friday around 11:30 p.m., the York Regional Police responded to an unrelated incident involving a purported drunk driver at Richmond Hill.

Responding to reports of a collision on Hwy. 7 on Bayview Avenue, police discovered that the suspect had been involved in two previous collisions.

The driver was behind the wheel of a silver Kia Forte and was going fast west on the Hwy. 7 when the car collided with another vehicle near Leslie St. The driver fled the scene, police said in a press release on Monday.

The driver hit the car in a second vehicle near Valleymede Dr. and again fled the scene, police said. Finally, the suspect continued along the Hwy. 7, driving on the median of Bayview Avenue. off the ramp, and collided with a third vehicle before setting the curb and stopping. The driver of the third vehicle was a woman who was eight months pregnant, police said. She suffered minor injuries.

Sunny Patel, 24, of Richmond Hill, is charged with impaired operation, more than 80 mg of alcohol, a dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and two counts of not staying.

Twenty-one drivers were charged with misdemeanors related to driving problems in the York area last week, police said. And last year, York police placed more than 1,600 impaired driving charges.

Claire Floody is a breaking news reporter, working in the Star radio room in Toronto. Follow her on Twitter: @claire_floody

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