Weekend Started Early?

The night of Thursday, June 2 resembled a mid-summer weekend night for the St. Thomas Police. Between June 2 at approximately 5 PM and June 3 at 4 AM, the St. Thomas Police Service responded to calls and charged 6 people with being intoxicated in public under the Liquor Licence Act of Ontario. They were held in custody until sober due to the fact they were a danger to themselves or others if left on their own. One of the six parties that was intoxicated was also charged with Mischief under $5000 after he decided to punch out a window on Talbot Street after being refused service at local establishments (for being intoxicated).

In between dealing with the other intoxicated people and responding to numerous other calls, the St. Thomas Police also arrested and charged two drivers with Impaired Driving/Driving with more than 80 mg of alcohol in 100 mL of blood. At approximately 9 PM, officers responded to a report of a male attempting to steal licence plates at a tow yard. Police stopped him while he was driving away and he was arrested and charged with Impaired Driving. At approximately 10:30 PM, officers received a report about a possible impaired driver from a witness. Upon stopping the suspect vehicle, the driver was found to be under the influence of alcohol and was charged with Impaired Driving. Both were lodged in cells until sober and will attend a future court date.

All in all, an unusually busy night for a Thursday evening

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