The latest report on impaired driving from Halton Police has been released, detailing four incidents across Halton over the weekend:
On Friday, March 3rd, Halton Police officers were alerted to a complaint in the vicinity of Harvester Road and Walkers Line in Burlington. After conducting an investigation, a 31-year-old Burlington woman was charged with operating a vehicle while impaired.
On the same day, officers responded to a single-vehicle collision in the area of Twiss Road and Conservation Road in Milton. Subsequent investigation led to the charging of a 46-year-old Waterdown man with operating a vehicle while impaired and exceeding the legal blood alcohol concentration limit of 80mg within two hours.
On Saturday, March 4th, officers responded to a complaint from a citizen in the area of Martin Street and Steeles Avenue East in Milton. A 53-year-old Milton man was charged with operating a vehicle while impaired and failure to comply with a demand as a result of the ensuing investigation.
Also on Saturday, March 4th, officers conducted a traffic stop in the vicinity of Guelph Line and Campbellville Road in Milton, leading to the charging of a 58-year-old Hamilton woman with operating a vehicle while impaired and exceeding the legal blood alcohol concentration limit of 80mg within two hours.
It's important to remember that impaired driving is a criminal offense. If you suspect that someone on the road is driving under the influence, call 9-1-1 immediately.
Halton Police has provided some signs to look out for that may indicate an impaired driver:
Driving too fast or too slow, or at an inconsistent speed
Swerving in and out of lanes
Tailgating or changing lanes frequently
Taking wide turns
Changing lanes or passing without adequate clearance
Ignoring stop signs and lights
Approaching or leaving intersections too quickly or slowly
Driving without headlights, or failing to switch off high beams or turn signals
Driving with windows open in cold or inclement weather.
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