The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were investigating a serious car accident in Mississauga when another driver drove through the perimeter of the scene and was subsequently charged with impaired driving.

On Sunday, August 21, the OPP Road Safety Division tweeted footage of a serious car crash in the southbound lanes of Highway 410 near Highway 401.

Police say a 22-year-old man was taken to the trauma center with a life-changing injury after the crash, which involved a single vehicle rollover. Two other women were lightly injured in the accident.

At the time of the accident, officers from the Mississauga Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police considered speeding and alcohol consumption to be possible factors in the collision.

As officers investigated the car crash, another vehicle sped across the closed road, knocking over the cones and flares that marked the perimeter.

In a follow-up tweetthe Ontario Provincial Police arrested the driver after failing a roadside screening device to test blood alcohol levels.

In one of the photographs shared on Twitter, there was a box of what appeared to be eight different liquor bottles inside the vehicle at the time.

Police said the driver was charged with impaired driving over 80 and dangerous operation of a vehicle.

According to the Ontario government, anyone with a blood alcohol level of 0.08 or higher who fails an evaluation by a drug recognition expert could face an immediate 90-day license suspension and have their car confiscated for seven days.


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