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Like mother like son in this drunk driving family, police say

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Police say a mother who came to pick up her son after he was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving found herself charged with the same offence.

Police say it started when an officer pulled over a speeding vehicle in Innisfil, Ont., just before 1 a.m. Sunday.

Investigators say the driver, a 27-year-old Newmarket, Ont., man failed a roadside screening test and was taken to a police station north of Toronto, where he was charged with impaired driving.

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Police say when his 53-year-old mother came to retrieve him a few hours later, the same officer smelled alcohol and made her take a breathalyzer test.

They say she failed the test and has been charged with impaired driving.

Both have had their vehicles impounded and licences suspended for 90 days. They are due in court next month.

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