Woman crashes into LRT equipment, charged with impaired driving: WRPS

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A 33-year-old woman faces several charges after crashing her vehicle into LRT equipment in Kitchener on Sunday.

Waterloo regional police said around 6:50 a.m., officers responded to reports of a single-vehicle crash in the area of Ottawa Street South and Acacia Street.

Police determined the vehicle was driving west on Ottawa Street when the driver lost control and struck a retaining wall and LRT equipment, before coming to rest on the sidewalk and LRT tracks.

LRT service was disrupted in the area for a few hours while police conducted their investigation.

The woman was identified as the driver, located, and arrested a short distance away.

As a result of the investigation, the woman faces the following charges:

  • Operation while impaired by alcohol and drugs
  • Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle
  • Failure to comply with a breath demand
  • Operation of a conveyance while prohibited
  • Driving a motor vehicle without a licence
  • Three counts of driving while under suspension

The accused has held in police custody for a bail hearing.

A Kitchener female, 33, is facing nine charges after police responded to an impaired driving incident in Kitchener earlier this morning.

LRT service in the area of Ottawa Street South and Acacia Street was disrupted for hours as a result.

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— Waterloo Regional Police (@WRPSToday) May 8, 2022