8 Halton Residents Facing Impaired Driving Charges

Impaired driving remains the top criminal cause of death in Canada, according to Halton police, despite years of awareness campaigns illustrating why driving a vehicle while impaired by alcohol and/or drugs is dangerous.

In an effort to bring more attention to the risk of driving while impaired, assist in identifying witnesses and reduce continued offences, Halton police are reporting the following impaired driving-related incidents across Oakville, Burlington, Milton, and Halton Hills:


Name: Bradley Switch, 32, of Oakville

Date/Time: May 17, 2018, shortly before 6:30 pm,

Location: Halton police were conducting a mobile R.I.D.E. initiative in the area of Speers Rd. and Morden Rd. in Oakville.

Charge:

* Impaired driving - over 80 mgs


Name: Young Offender (can’t be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act)

Date/Time: May 18, 2018 ,shortly after 3 a.m.

Location: Halton police initiated a traffic stop near the intersection of Cornwall Rd. and Inglehart St. in Oakville

Charge:

* Impaired driving - over 80 mgs


Name: David Thompson, 57, of Oakville

Date/Time: May 15, 2018, shortly after 7:30 p.m.

Location: Halton police responded to a citizen-initiated traffic complaint and subsequent related collision in the area of Cornwall Rd. and Ford Dr. in Oakville.

Charges:

* Driving while ability impaired

* Impaired driving - over 80 mgs


Name: Bezan Ahmed, 28, of Hamilton

Date/Time: May 16, 2018, shortly before 1 a.m.

Location: Halton police initiated a traffic stop in the area of Trafalgar Rd. and McCraney St. in Oakville.

Charge:
* Driving while ability impaired

Name: Wayne Hunter, 52, of Richmond Hill

Date/Time: May 14, 2018, shortly before 10:30 a.m.

Location: Halton police responded to a citizen-initiated complaint in the area of Millwood Dr. and Oak Walk Dr. in Oakville.

Charges:

* Driving while ability impaired

* Impaired driving - over 80 mgs


Name: Catherine Lemmond, 40, of Burlington

Date/Time: May 14, 2018, shortly before 7 p.m.

Location: Halton police responded to a citizen-initiated traffic complaint in the area of Appleby Line and Taywood Dr. in Burlington.

Charges:

* Driving while ability impaired

* Fail or refuse to provide sample


Name: James Tostik, 48, of Milton

Date/Time: May 10, 2018, shortly after 12:30 p.m.

Location: Halton police initiated a traffic stop in the area of Campbellville Rd. in Milton.

Charge:
* Impaired driving - over 80 mgs

Name: Thomas Smith, 30, of Dunnville

Date/Time: May 11, 2018, shortly after 6:30 p.m.

Location: Halton police responded to a collision in the area of Thompson Rd. and McCuaig Dr. in Milton.

Charges:

* Driving while ability impaired

* Impaired driving - over 80 mgs


Name: Ashish Rana, 27, of Milton

Date/Time: May 12, 2018, shortly before 4:30 p.m.

Location: Halton police initiated a traffic stop in the area of Dundas St. W. and Sixth Line in Oakville.

Charges:

* Driving while ability impaired

* Impaired driving - over 80 mgs


Name: Joel Van Ameringen, 25, of Oakville

Date/Time: May 12, 2018, shortly before 12 a.m.

Location: Halton police initiated a traffic stop in the area of Dundas St. W. and Harman Gate in Oakville.

Charges:

* Driving while ability impaired

* Impaired driving - over 80 mgs


Name: Nicholas Akinola, 37, of Oakville

Date/Time: May 13, 2018, shortly before 3 p.m.

Location: Halton police responded to a citizen-initiated complaint and subsequent related collision in the area of Lakeshore Rd. and Westminster Dr. in Oakville.

Charges:

* Driving while ability impaired

* Impaired driving - over 80 mgs


Name: Jared Scime, 25, of Burlington

Date/Time: May 13, 2018, shortly after 9 p.m.

Location: Halton police responded to the area of Maple Crossing Blvd. in Burlington in response to a citizen-initiated traffic complaint.

Charges:
* Care or control while impaired
* Care or control over 80 mgs.

Officers remain committed to road safety through prevention, education and enforcement initiatives, police say.

Members of the public are reminded that driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol is a crime in progress and to call 911 immediately to report a suspected impaired driver.

Photo courtesy of Halton Regional Police

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