Belleville police made two separate impaired driving arrests on Monday evening in different parts of the city.
The first incident occurred around 9 p.m. when an officer spotted a speeding pickup truck on Highway 62 near Ashley Street. Police say that after pulling over the vehicle, it was evident that the driver had been drinking. Following an investigation, the driver, identified as Timothy Wellman, 56, from Stirling, was arrested and charged with having over 80 milligrams of alcohol in his blood. Wellman is scheduled for a court appearance on Dec. 28 and had his license suspended for 90 days, with his vehicle impounded.
Approximately an hour later, around 10:20 p.m., an officer in Belleville’s west end observed a vehicle driving in circles on a residential lawn along Palmer Road. Despite the police’s attempt to signal the vehicle to stop using emergency equipment, it continued at a slow pace along Harder Driver. Eventually, the vehicle halted, and the driver, identified as Richard Johnson, 75, from Trenton, was arrested for impaired driving. Johnson also received a court date of Dec. 28, a 90-day license suspension, and had his vehicle impounded.