Good Samaritan Makes a Call and Saves a Child's Life

Oxford OPP arrested a 45 year old woman with impaired driving after she almost hit a truck head on, with her four year old child in the back seat.

NORWICH TOWNSHIP - Oxford OPP arrested a 45 year old mother with impaired driving this morning just after midnight.

Police were contacted by a good Samiritan after the woman almost hit a truck head on after merging onto the wrong exit on the 401 at Cedar Creek. Constable Ed Sanchuk says what is most alarming about this, is a 4 year old child was in the back seat. 

"This story makes me absolutely sick to my stomach, I'm a father myself, if people are going to drink or do drugs, please do not drive."  

The woman has been charged with impaired driving and the Children's Aid Society has been contacted. Sanchuk says they really want to thank the person who contacted police.

"The good Samaritan saved countless lives, I can't tell you how many lives they probably saved if this impaired driver would have struck someone head on. In this case here we are very lucky that didn't happen and it almost did. That four year old child was basically saved by making that phone call. Words can't express how grateful we are to that good Samaritan, and how disappointed I am and the officers were when they located a four year old child in the rear seat while their parent was impaired." 

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