(Photo: Kelly Roche/QEW South Post)
A 38-year-old Mississauga man – with a G1 licence – is facing a number of impaired-related charges in connection with a crash on the QEW.
“There is never a need to drink and drive,” said OPP Const. Ian Michel.
“With all the options available for people these days — Uber, transit, taxis etc., there is absolutely no excuse…”
Cops responded to a two-vehicle collision in the westbound lanes, west of Hurontario St. on Monday at 10:45 p.m.
No injuries were reported.
The driver of one of the involved vehicles was arrested at the scene for impaired driving.
The man has a G1 — which means you’re not allowed to have alcohol in your system, or use highways.
“A new driver can become overwhelmed quickly when driving on busy highways and may be prone to making errors, thus putting themselves and others in danger,” said Michel.
“Add the consumption of alcohol to that and we have a potentially disastrous mix. In this collision, all involved were lucky there was no serious injury.”
Christopher Weatherbee is charged under the Criminal Code with: Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle; impaired operation of a motor vehicle; refuse to provide breath sample; resist arrest.
He is also charged under the Highway Traffic Act with: Novice driver – blood alcohol over zero; class G1 licence holder – drive on prohibited highway; drive motor vehicle no licence.
Weatherbee is scheduled to appear in Brampton court Nov. 20.
Witnesses are asked to contact the Port Credit detachment at 905-278-6131.