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Media Release

Release Date: October 9th, 2018 - 2:45pm

Originator: Constable Ryan Anderson, Media Relations, 905-825-4899

Contact: Constable Ryan Anderson, Media Relations, 905-825-4899

Location: Halton Region

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Impaired Driving Offences Within Halton Region



On October 3, 2018 shortly before 9:00 am, Halton Police officers responded to a citizen-initiated complaint in the area of Third Line and Rebecca Street in Oakville. As a result of an investigation, Ian Austin MacDonald (35) of Oakville was charged with driving while ability impaired.

On October 3, 2018 shortly after 10:00 pm Halton Police officers were conducting a R.I.D.E. initiative in the area of Upper Middle Road and Highway 407 in Burlington. A traffic stop was conducted, and as a result of an investigation, Teresa Pitre (49) of Burlington was charged with driving over 80 mgs.

On October 4, 2018 shortly after 5:00 am Halton Police officers responded to a citizen-initiated complaint in the area of Regional Road 25 and 25 Side Road in Halton Hills. As a result of an investigation, Luke Purcell-Tarasow (18) of Brampton was charged with driving while ability impaired and driving over 80 mgs.

On October 5, 2018 shortly after 11:00 am Halton Police officers responded to a citizen-initiated complaint in the area of Guelph Line and Upper Middle Road in Burlington. As a result of an investigation, Martin Hazelden (72) of Burlington was charged with driving while ability impaired and driving over 80 mgs.

On October 8, 2018 shortly after 8:00 pm, Halton Police officers responded to a collision in the area of Windsor Road and Delrex Boulevard in Halton Hills. As a result of an investigation, Brittany Bishop (29) of Halton Hills was charged with driving while ability impaired and driving over 80 mgs.

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.

The Service's Twitter and Facebook accounts should not be used for this purpose as they are not monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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

Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers "See Something? Hear Something? Know Something? Contact Crime Stoppers" at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.