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Crash leads to DUI charge

Police responded to a call to downtown Windsor after hearing of an accident in the area. In relation to the call, a woman has been charged with causing an accident because she was allegedly driving under the influence.

The accident occurred at approximately 11 p.m. by Bruce Avenue and Elliott Street. According to police, a man of 18 years was heading north on Bruce Avenue in his Charger. Bruce Avenue is a one-way street. The man was getting close to Elliott Street when a Grand Am driven by the woman was heading the wrong way and collided with him. Police report that the woman in the Grand Am was still in the vehicle when they arrived. They spoke with her and report that the 24-year-old woman from Windsor had a difficult time staying conscious. Police also report that they smelled alcohol on her breath and that the woman was unable to stand when she exited the vehicle.

The woman was taken into custody at the scene of the accident for impaired operation of a motor vehicle. Police then took her to headquarters to conduct a breathalyzer test. According to police, she registered at 260 milligrams in her reading. This is equal to about three times over the legal limit. Police have also charged her with exceeding the breathalyzer. No one was injured in the accident, but the Charger sustained about $10,000 in damages, and the Grand Am received about $3,000.

Toronto criminal defence lawyers help individuals who face driving under the influence charges, underage DUI, OWI charges, intoxicated manslaughter, underage drunk driving and other charges related to drinking while driving. A criminal defence lawyer may be able to help defendants avoid a license suspension or a conviction based on the facts of the case.

Source: Windsorite, "Alleged Drunk Driver Crashes Car", Curtis Everts, June 07, 2013

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