Spring Brings Surge in Impaired Charges

Tuesday, April 20, 2010 12:45:05 AM America/Los_Angeles

Hamilton police laid six impaired driving charges over the weekend, demonstrating a disturbing trend when the weather is warmer.

With warm weather and patio season starting, Const. Claus Wagner, Hamilton police traffic safety co-ordinator, says too many people are not getting the message.

“People have to understand that having two beers in an hour or even one beer for some people, you can’t get behind the wheel of a car,” he said. “If you’re not impaired, you might be over the legal limit.”

Of the six charged, four were impaired — over 80 milligrams — and two were charged with refusing a breathalyzer test.

Wagner said the charges occurred all over the city and at various times.

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