Kitchener man charged with impaired driving in two collisions in Centre Wellington

CENTRE WELLINGTON – Police have charged a Kitchener man with impaired driving in connection with two collisions just minutes apart in two different towns last weekend.

On Nov. 17 at about 9:30pm, Wellington County OPP officers responded to a two-vehicle collision on St. George Street in Fergus. While officers were enroute they received a second call regarding another crash involving the same vehicle on East Mill Street in Elora.

“When officers arrived at the scene, they observed the driver behind the wheel of the vehicle and attempting to start it,” police stated in a press release. “Officers confirmed that it was the same vehicle involved in both collisions …” The driver was placed under arrest and transported to a local OPP station for testing.

Michael Magna, 35, of Kitchener, was charged with impaired driving, driving with more than 80mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood in his system, dangerous driving and  two counts of failing to stop at a collision. His licence was suspended for 90 days and the vehicle impounded for seven days. He is to appear in Guelph court on Dec. 20.