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Media Release

Release Date: March 25th, 2019 - 9:05am

Originator: Constable, Steve Elms, Corporate Communications, 905-825-4747 ext 5224

Contact: Constable, Steve Elms, Corporate Communications, 905-825-4747 extension 5224

Location: Halton Region


Impaired Driving Offences Within Halton Region

​On March 23, 2019, just before 4:00 am, Halton Police officers responded to a citizen-initiated complaint in the area of James Snow Parkway and Regional Road 25 in Milton. As a result of an investigation, Jeya Balan (32) of Toronto was charged with operation while impaired and blood alcohol concentration 80mgs or more, within two hours.

On March 24, 2019, just after 4:00 am, Halton Police officers conducted a traffic stop in the area of Westdale Road and Lakeshore Road West in Oakville. As a result of an investigation, Ivica Galic (49) of Oakville was charged with impaired operation and blood alcohol concentration 80mgs or more, within two hours.

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.​​​