Milton Dad Charged for Impaired Driving Had Child in Car


A Milton dad is behind bars on Sunday after police arrested him for suspected drunk driving then found his six-year-old son in the vehicle.

The incident took place on Feb. 17 around 8 p.m. in Milton.

Halton police were responding to several reports about a vehicle driving carelessly, hitting curbs and swerving near Farmstead Dr. and Louis St. Laurent Ave.

Officers tracked down the vehicle, driving in a field behind Boyne Public School.

The driver was arrested and officers found the boy unbuckled in the back seat.

The child was turned over to his mother at the scene.  

She told police she was unaware her estranged husband was driving around with their son.

The man was taken to 12 Division where he provided breath samples.

The readings were more than four times over the legal limit of 80 mgs, police allege.

The man was held in custody.

He’s charged with impaired operation and is also facing Highway Traffic Act charges relating to the unbelted child.

The man’s name isn’t being released to protect the boy’s identity.

Police are thanking the public for reporting the incident.

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