Impaired Driving Offences Within Halton Region

Posted On Monday May 03, 2021

On May 2, 2021, just after 6:30 pm, Halton Police officers conducted a traffic stop in the area of Maple Avenue and Richmond Road in Burlington. As a result of an investigation, Ewan Cunningham (22) of Oakville was charged with operation while impaired.

The Halton Regional Police Service remains committed to road safety through prevention, education and enforcement initiatives.

Members of the public are reminded that driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol is a crime in progress and to call 9-1-1 immediately to report a suspected impaired driver.

Here are some signs of an impaired driver:

 

  • Driving unreasonably fast, slow or at an inconsistent speed
  • Drifting in and out of lanes
  • Tailgating and changing lanes frequently
  • Making exceptionally wide turns
  • Changing lanes or passing without sufficient clearance
  • Overshooting or stopping well before stop signs or stop lights
  • Disregarding signals and lights
  • Approaching signals or leaving intersections too quickly or slowly
  • Driving without headlights, failing to lower high beams or leaving turn signals on
  • Driving with windows open in cold or inclement weather

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Please be reminded that all persons charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Media Inquiries:

Halton Regional Police Service
Corporate Communications
Phone: 905-825-4899
Email: corpcomm@haltonpolice.ca