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Media Release

Release Date: June 7th, 2019 - 10:43am

Originator: Constable, Ryan Anderson, Corporate Communications, 905-825-4899

Contact: Constable, Ryan Anderson, Corporate Communications, 905-825-4899

Location: Halton Region


Impaired Driving Offences Within Halton Region

On June 4, 2019, just after 3:30 am, Halton Police officers responded to a citizen-initiated complaint in the area of Bronte Road and Speers Road in Oakville. As a result of an investigation, Gregory Brandreth (51) of Burlington was charged with operation while impaired and blood alcohol concentration 80mgs or more, within two hours.

On June 6, 2019, just after 7:00 am, Halton Police officers responded to a citizen-initiated complaint in the area of Fairview Street and Walkers Line in Burlington. As a result of an investigation, Jitender Kumar (46) of Waterdown was charged with failure or refusal to comply with demand.

On June 6, 2019 just before 12:00 am, Halton Police officers were conducting a R.I.D.E. initiative in the area of the North Service Road and the Highway 407 overpass in Burlington. As a result of this initiative, Stephen Van Gemert (25) of Burlington was charged with blood alcohol concentration 80mgs or more, within two hours.

On June 6, 2019, just before 12:00 am, Halton Police officers conducted a traffic stop in the area of Trafalgar Road and Cornwall Road in Oakville. As a result of an investigation, Pershant Motwani (22) of Milton was charged with operation while impaired 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.