fftvplos rvozxqb · 2021-11-04

Drunk driver crashes on school grounds

A man has been charged with drunk driving for the second time in two weeks, the latest time after crashing into a sign at the front of Tecumseth Beeton Elementary School Friday.

The crash happened at about 3:30 p.m., just as students would normally be getting out of school. Friday was a professional development day though, meaning students were not at school.

A witness saw the accused drive into the school parking lot, jump a curb and then hit the sign. He damaged his vehicle and attempted and tried to back out of the sign, but his wheels were left spinning on the grass.

One witness said he asked the driver if he was injured, but the man seemed disoriented and confused.

The driver then ran on foot towards Main Street. The accused was followed by a witness until police arrested him minutes later.

The 46-year-old man, formerly of Palgrave, was charged with impaired driving and diving with over 80 milligrams of alcohol in his blood.