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Media Release

Release Date: March 30th, 2019 - 2:26am

Originator: Staff Sergeant, Gerard KELLY, Uniform, 905.825.4747 Ext. 2310

Contact: Constable, Erin TOTH, Uniform, 905.825.4747 Ext. 2305 or Ext. 2310

Location: Burlington

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Head on collision results in drinking and driving charges in Burlington

The Halton Regional Police Service investigated a head on motor vehicle collision in the City of Burlington that has resulted in criminal charges being laid against a 73 year old male person.

On Friday March 29, 2019 at 9:27 pm, a male driver was operating a white 2007 Chevrolet van southbound on Walkers Line.  The male driver then attempted to turn left to proceed eastbound on Flemish Drive.  The male driver did a wide turn and lost control of his vehicle and went up over the curb and onto a lawn of a residence on Flemish Drive.  The white Chevrolet van then accelerated and entered back onto the roadway.   The vehicle then collided head on with a black Dodge Caravan vehicle that was travelling westbound on Flemish Drive.

The collision was significant and the male driver attempted to keep driving and went a short distance away from the collision scene.  The Dodge Caravan vehicle was driven by a 43 year old adult female and had her 3 year old daughter who was a passenger. Both mother and child examined by Emergency Medical Services and had no apparent injuries and were not required to go to hospital.

The male driver was arrested for Impaired operation at that time.  He suffered an injury to his face and was taken to the Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital for treatment for minor injuries.  Breath testing was completed and it was determined that his blood alcohol concentration was over the legal limit of 80 mgs.

Charged: William Leslie Stiffl  (73 years old) of the City of Burlington


  • Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle
  • Failing to remain at the scene of an accident
  • Operation of a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol
  • Operation of a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration in excess of 80 mgs

He will appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in the Town of Milton on May 1, 2019.

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.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to contact Constable Erin Toth at 905-825-4747 ext. 2305 or ext. 2310.

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.