At shortly before 10:00 in the morning the St. Thomas Police responded to a Motor Vehicle Collision at a downtown parking lot. After to speaking with the male driver of one of the vehicles police determined the male was under the influence of alcohol. As a result police arrested and charged a 68 year old male with driving a motor vehicle with more than 80 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millitres of blood. The male driver was taken to the St. Thomas Police Station where he registered readings in excess of twice the legal limit. Male was later released with a future court date.
Later on in the afternoon around 4:00 PM the St. Thomas Police became involved in a second impaired driving investigation involving a motor vehicle striking a utility pole and fleeing the scene. This collision took place on Fifth Ave near Wellington Street. Police received information from very alert citizens who were concerned when the driver of the vehicle fled after striking the pole. The vehicle and driver were located a short distance away. After speaking with the male driver police arrested him and charged him with operating a motor vehicle with more than 80 milligrams of 100 millilitres of blood and Failing to Remain at the scene of an Accident. The male driver was transported to the police station for breath tests. He was later released to appear in court at a later date.
On Sunday August 17 at around 4:30 in the morning the St. Thomas Police conducted a routine traffic stop in a parking lot of a downtown business. After speaking with the 22 year old male driver it was determined he was under the influence of alcohol. The male driver was arrested and consequently charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle. The male was transported to the police station for breath tests and later released with a future court date.
Gone but not forgotten
Yesterday, just after 2:00Pm, an officer observed a 50 year old male and a 31 year old female carrying on a lengthy conversation on Talbot St. The officer was aware that the male had been previously charged with assaulting the female and was on pre-trial release conditions with that included a non- communication order. As a result, the male was arrested for breaching this condition and handcuffed. The female was also arrested for being party to the offence. She resisted the arrest and a struggle ensued at which time the male fled the scene in handcuffs. The female was eventually controlled and taken to the police station while the male was located a short distance away. The male has been further charged with escaping lawful custody and was held for a show cause hearing. The female was further charged with resisting arrest and released.
A dangerous mix
A 30 year old female was the subject of a traffic stop around 8pm last evening as she was pulled over for driving while speaking on her cell phone. The officer soon realized that the driver was operating her vehicle under the influence of alcohol. As a result of failing the roadside screening device, the female was brought to the police station where samples of her breath were obtained. The female was found to be driving with over two times the legal limit. The driver has thus been charged with this drinking and driving offence, for driving and talking on her cell phone as well as for having open liquor in her vehicle.
This is the 31st person to be charged with a drinking and driving offence since May 1st. It is well past the time that people who drive impaired stop being so self-centered and start thinking about the harm they can cause others.