7-year-old found home alone after mother charged with impaired driving
A York Regional Police car is seen in this undated photo.
Published Wednesday, February 24, 2016 12:29PM EST
A seven-year-old girl was found alone at home after her mother was arrested for impaired driving in Newmarket.
York Regional Police said a woman was arrested following a collision at Yonge Street and Kingston Road, shortly before 6 p.m. on Tuesday.
Police were called to the scene of the crash, and said they noticed "various signs" that one of the drivers may be impaired by alcohol.
The 28-year-old driver was arrested and taken to police headquarters for a breath test, which police said she failed.
During the course of the investigation, police learned that the driver had a young daughter who was likely at home, unattended.
Officers drove to the family house at 9:30 p.m., where they located the seven-year-old by herself. Her father was called to the home to pick her up.
In a statement Wednesday, police said the 28-year-old has been charged with impaired driving, and driving with a blood-alcohol level over 80 milligrams per 100 millilitres of blood. She has also been charged with obstructing police and leaving a child unattended.
She will not be publicly identified to protect the child's identity.