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Media Release

Release Date: November 1st, 2019 - 3:25pm

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

‚ÄčOn October 29, 2019 just before 8:00 am, Halton Police officers responded to a collision in the area of Eighth Line and Number 10 Side Road in Halton Hills. As a result of an investigation, Dimitrios Boutassis (29) of Halton Hills was charged with blood alcohol concentration 80mgs or more, within two hours.

On October 30, 2019 just before 8:00 pm, Halton Police officers investigated a collision in the area of Appleby Line and Upper Middle Road in Burlington. As a result of an investigation, Anthony Kostrzewa (53) of Burlington was charged with operation while impaired and blood alcohol concentration 80mgs or more, within two hours.

On October 30, 2019, just after 11:00 pm, Halton Police officers responded to a citizen-initiated complaint in the area of Plains Road West and Spring Gardens Road in Burlington. As a result of an investigation, Andrea Richards (28) of Burlington was charged with operation while impaired and blood alcohol concentration 80mgs or more, within two hours.

On October 31, 2019, just after 10:00 am, Halton Police officers responded to a citizen-initiated complaint in the area of Dundas Street East and Trafalgar Road in Oakville. As a result of an investigation, Syed Wasty (25) of Mississauga 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.

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.