Oakville Drunk Driver kills Oakville Cyclist in Milton

Police are asking any witnesses to come forward

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On July 3rd, 2015, thirty-three year old Michelle Maisey was socializing at a licenced establishment in the Town of Milton. During this time she consumed several alcoholic beverages, to the point where she became intoxicated.

A taxi was called, and upon its arrival the driver was paid by a third party to drive her home. However, instead of entering the taxi, Maisey drove away in her own vehicle. At approximately 9:08 pm, Maisey was southbound on Tremaine Road when she struck Chris Harper, a fifty year old high school teacher who had been cycling southbound. Harper sustained severe injuries and was later pronounced dead at the scene. Maisey fled the scene, only to return several minutes later. However, upon her return, she slowed but did not stop her vehicle, again driving away. An eyewitness to the collision obtained Maisey’s licence plate, called 911, then stopped to render assistance to Chris Harper. Maisey was located and arrested by police approximately thirty minutes after the collision. Breath testing at the police station revealed that the concentration of alcohol in Maisey’s blood was one hundred eighty milligrams of alcohol in one hundred millilitres of blood. As well, the subsequent investigation revealed that Maisey had sent several text messages on her cellular telephone while driving, prior to and at the time of the collision.

On November 12th, 2015, Michelle Maisey pleaded guilty to impaired driving causing death and failure to stop at the scene of accident involving death.  On December 15th, she was sentenced to five years and two months of custody.

Original Post: July 4 2015 at 11:35 PM

The Halton Regional Police are investigating a fatal collision that occurred in the Town of Milton on Friday evening 03 July 2015.

Shortly after 9 p.m. a 50 year old Oakville man was riding his bicycle southbound on Tremaine Road, south of Lower Base Line.

As the cyclist was traveling south, he was struck from behind by a southbound motor vehicle. The motor vehicle failed to remain at the scene but was located by police shortly there after.

The cyclist suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Due to the fatality, the Collision Reconstruction Unit (C.R.U.) was called in and took carriage of the investigation.

Tremaine Road was closed in both directions for approximately five hours while the C.R.U. conducted their At-Scene investigation.

Police will not be releasing the name of the deceased at this time.

The driver of the motor vehicle, identified as a 33 year old female Oakville resident, is facing the following charges:

  1. Impaired operation causing death
  2. Blood alcohol level over 80
  3. Dangerous operation causing death
  4. Fail to stop at a scene causing death

Any witnesses to this collision are asked to contact the C.R.U. at 905.825.4747 ext.5065, or Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.com or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637 (crimes).

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Readers Comments (1)

  1. AM says:

    so sad! to hear these devastating news!!!!

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