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Mother of two facing impaired driving charges in Scarborough crash

Last Updated Nov 20, 2017 at 8:19 am EST

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A mother of two is facing a charge of impaired driving after a multi-vehicle crash in Agincourt.

Police said she was driving her car along Kennedy Road, near Pently Crescent, just south of Sheppard, around 9 p.m. when the vehicle struck a Mercedes and then a BMW.

“When they arrived on scene, they found a woman who they believed her ability to operate a motor vehicle was impaired,” Const. David Hopkinson told 680 News. “She wasn’t just impaired though, she was intoxicated. Her level of consumption of alcohol was fairly high.”

A three-year-old and a two-month old infant were in one of the vehicles. They did not sustain any serious injuries and were taken to a place of safety until they can be turned over to a family member or placed with Children’s Aid.

Police said the woman has also been charged with failure to comply with probation.

Const. Hopkinson said its very concerning that someone who is allegedly drunk would get behind the wheel of a car with young children.

“We see impaired driving a fair amount. As a community we’re trying to do more with the impaired driving situation. This case just showcases how dangerous it can be and how it effects those that have nothing to do with that behaviour.”