Monday, March 21, 2016 3:10 pm ·  0 Comments
Halton Police had a busy weekend removing eleven (11) impaired drivers from the Region’s roads, including 3 from Oakville.
The first arrest occurred Friday at approximately 8:20 pm in Oakville. A 40 year old female was involved in a motor vehicle collision. Police attended the scene and commenced an investigation. She was arrested shortly thereafter for impaired driving.
Twenty minutes later police responded to a citizen’s complaint of a possible impaired driver northbound on Brant Street near Upper Middle Road, Burlington. Police attended the registered owner’s residence and observed him exiting his vehicle. He was subsequently arrested for impaired driving.
The third arrest occurred in Oakville at approximately 5:30 am on Saturday March 19, 2016. A vehicle struck a hydro pole on Lakeshore Road in the Maurice Drive area of Oakville. Police attended and arrested the 22 year old male driver for impaired by drug operation. This closed Lakeshore Road West from Dorval to Maurice for the day. Halton police were forced to cordon off the road to remove the vehicle and allow Oakville Hydro trucks in to replace one felled hydro pole and secure a second.
Saturday night Police in Burlington arrested six (6) impaired drivers. Four were involved in collisions. The remaining two were called in to police by citizens. One driver attempted to walk away from the scene but was prevented from doing do by citizens who witnessed the collision.
Police in Oakville received a call for a collision in the area of Bayshire Drive and Summerhill Crescent in Oakville’s Joshua Creek Neighbourhood. A vehicle struck a parked car and the driver fled the scene. He was located at his residence a short distance away. The 40 year old male was arrested for impaired driving.
The eleventh impaired arrest occurred in Burlington. Staff at the Plains Road Mc Donald’s observed a customer passed out behind the wheel while in their drive through. They contacted police but he left prior to police arrival. Police attended his residence and arrested the 37 year old Burlington male driver.
Four drivers were also arrested on St. Patrick’s Day, totaling fifteen in four days.
When you report an impaired driver, you are helping Halton Region remain one of the safest regions in Canada!
The Halton Regional Police Service thanks the numerous concerned citizens who continue to report impaired drivers; you can report suspected impaired drivers by calling 911 when it is safe to do so, and reporting the vehicle description, license plate, direction of travel and a description of the driver.
Traffic crimes cost society more, devastate more Canadian families, and inflict more physical insult than all other criminal offences combined!