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Don't sleep it off holding your car keys

A woman was sleeping in the driver's seat with the vehicle keys in her hands
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Here's some good advice from the OPP.

If you've been drinking and you're sleeping it off in your car, don't be holding on to your car keys.

Warren OPP officers on Saturday afternoon came across a parked vehicle on the shoulder of Highway 17 in Markstay-Warren.

A woman was sleeping in the driver's seat with the vehicle keys in her hands and police determined that she was under the influence of alcohol. 

As a result, a 47-year-old woman from Central Frontenac, in Eastern Ontario was issued a three-day driver's licence suspension for having a blood alcohol concentration within the "Warn Range."

Her vehicle was towed from the scene.

The penalties for being in the Warn Range are:

  • First time offence carries a three-day licence suspension and a $250 penalty.
  • Second time offence within five years carries a seven-day licence suspension, a $350 penalty, and mandatory alcohol education program.
  • Subsequent offences within five years carry tougher penalties. 

In addition to the above penalties, the driver will also face a $275 licence reinstatement fee.




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