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Media Release

Release Date: June 19th, 2020 - 8:24am

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 June 17, 2020, just after 12:00 am, Halton Police officers were conducting a R.I.D.E. initiative in the area of Bronte Road and North Service Road East in Oakville. As a result of this initiative, Ritu Gupta (40) of Oakville was charged with blood alcohol concentration 80mgs or more, within two hours.

On June 18, 2020, just after 1:30 am, Halton Police officers responded to a citizen-initiated complaint in the area of Stewarttown Road and Trafalgar Road in Halton Hills. As a result of an investigation, Melissa Somerville-Fletcher (35) of Erin 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.​