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Afternoon Collision Involving Impaired Driver


Broadcast time: 3:35pm

Date: January 31, 2020


A 56 year old woman from Sarnia was arrested yesterday afternoon for Impaired Driving.

On January 30th, 2020, shortly after 3pm, a Sarnia Police Service Officer came upon a collision in the area of Christina Street just north of Confederation Street. Witnesses on scene quickly approached the officer describing a female driver, who caused the collision, had fled northbound from this area towards Devine Street. A security officer who was also in the area assisted police by following this female and pointing her out as she was now walking southbound on Vidal Street.

This female driver was easily located by police and she also matched the description provided by witnesses. As the officer spoke with her, he noticed many physical signs of impairment including an odour of alcohol when she spoke. As a result, she was placed under arrest for Impaired Driving and transported to the Sarnia Police Service for breath tests where she registered readings that were over 4.5 times the legal limit.

As a result, the accused Kimberly Ann Janet Baxter was charged with Operate Conveyance While Impaired and Operate Conveyance with 80mg or More of Alcohol in 100ml of Blood. She has since been released on an Undertaking.

There were no injuries reported from the collision which remains under investigation and further charges may be pending.

The Sarnia Police Service would like to thank all the witnesses who assisted the officer in this case.


Constable Nelson Amaral

Community Services Branch

Tel: 519-344-8861 Ext 6137

Email: namaral@police.sarnia.on.ca