Woman charged with impaired driving has baby in backseat
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Published Monday, April 15, 2019 12:50PM EDT
A woman who allegedly blew four times the legal alcohol limit faces impaired driving charges.
Officers stopped the woman after a concerned citizen called 9-1-1 to report a suspected drunk driver on Mount Albert Road in East Gwillimbury on Friday.
According to police, she had a one-year-old baby in the backseat at the time of her arrest.
The baby was placed in the care of a family member, and the Children’s Aid Society was notified.
York Regional Police say the woman’s licence was under suspension from an alleged impaired driving incident in January.
Twenty-four drivers have been charged with drunk driving in York Region between April 8 and April 15.
So far in 2019 police have received more than 800 calls to 9-1-1 which have led to more than 490 criminal charges.