Clarington man facing impaired, fail to remain charges after flipping his car on Canada Day in Oshawa

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Published July 2, 2024 at 10:57 am

Durham Regional Police

A Clarington man is facing impaired charges after his car was found flipped on its roof and unoccupied in the early hours of Canada Day in south-east Oshawa.

Durham Police responded to a call of a car that had gone off the roadway near Harmony Road and Boor Street at 4 a.m. Monday. When officers arrived they found a flipped-over car with no one inside but after a search of the area they located a man with injuries consistent with a car accident and fitting the description of the damaged vehicle’s owner.

The 23-year-old man was attempting to flee the scene in a waiting vehicle, police said. He was taken into custody and taken to a local hospital with minor injuries.

Police said the man showed signs of impairment and his two blood alcohol tests showed 160 mg and 150 mg of alcohol in 100 ml of blood – twice the allowable limit.

He was charged with impaired driving, over .08 and fail to remain. His license was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle impounded for seven days.

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