Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) charged two people with impaired driving in London over the weekend.
According to police the incidents occurred about 12 hours apart on Saturday (July 5).
Middlesex County OPP officers responded to a single-vehicle rollover on the Wellington Road 401 ramp at about 1:31 a.m.
Police discovered the driver was impaired “soon after” arriving at the scene. As a result David Buligan, 33 of Georgetown was charged with impaired driving and over 80 and was released on a promise to appear in London court on Aug. 26.
At about 1:28 p.m. the OPP received a call from a concerned citizen about an erratic driver on Elginfield Road.
The vehicle proceeded down Highbury Avenue before it was pulled over at Kilally Road in London where police again suspected the driver “was impaired and had been drinking.”
As a result, Robert Gordon, 46 of London was arrested and brought to the Strathroy OPP detachment for further testing where he was charged with impaired driving and over 80.
He was also released on a promise to appear in London court Aug. 19.
Neither charge against either individual has been proven in court and Middlesex OPP are using the incidents to remind motorists that driving is a complicated task that requires many skills and your full attention.
“Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs drastically reduces your ability to perform those necessary tasks and puts everyone at risk,” police said in a press release. “Don’t take the risk.”