Stratford accident results in impaired driving charge

Published on June 18, 2014

RCMP

STRATFORD – Queens and Stratford RCMP along with Island EMS responded to a single vehicle collision that occurred on Route 1 in Stratford at approximately 2:35 a.m. on Wednesday.

A west-bound vehicle struck a traffic light pole, rolled and came to rest on its roof in the east-bound lane. The traffic lights were rendered inoperable for a number of hours.

Paramedics treated the 36-year-old male driver for a minor injury at scene and subsequently was released to police. That driver was then arrested after breath samples showed alcohol levels that exceeded the legal limit. He has been charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle and released for an August court date.