Milton Man With Lifetime Driving Ban Allegedly Caught Behind Wheel


A 48-year-old Milton man with a lifetime driving ban is facing five charges after he was stopped by a proactive Halton police officer.

The officer was conducting RIDE enforcement in Milton on Nov. 15 at 8:30 p.m. and noticed a vehicle leaving a pub.

A traffic stop was initiated at Martin St. and Mill St.

The officer asked the driver to provide a sample of his breath on the roadside screening device.

The man registered a ‘fail’ and was arrested.

The suspect was transported to the police station, where he allegedly refused to provide a breath sample.

He’s also accused of providing a false name and date of birth.

Officers figured out the man’s real identity and checked their database.

It turns out he’s prohibited from driving for life, Canada-wide, for impaired driving and failing to provide a breath sample.

There were also two outstanding arrest warrants from two other provinces.

Randolph Laplante was held for bail on the following charges: refuse to provide breath sample; obstruct police; two counts of driving while disqualified; possession of a controlled substance.

The vehicle - which doesn’t belong to the man - was impounded for 45 days.

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