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Media Release

Release Date: July 6th, 2020 - 12:01pm

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 July 3, 2020, just after 3:00 pm, Halton Police officers responded to a citizen-initiated complaint in the area of Steeles Avenue East and Thompson Road North in Milton. As a result of an investigation, John Laven (66) of Milton was charged with operation while impaired.

On July 3, 2020, just after 4:00 pm, Halton Police officers responded to a collision in the area of Sutton Drive and Dundas Street in Burlington. As a result of an investigation, Jose Darosa (49) of Port Colborne was charged with operation while impaired.

On July 3, 2020, just before 11:30 pm, Halton Police officers were conducting a R.I.D.E. initiative in the area of Guelph Line and No. 10 Side Road in Milton. As a result of this initiative, Raymond Near (45) of Arthur was charged with blood alcohol concentration 80mgs or more, within two hours.

On July 4, 2020 just after 11:30 pm, Halton Police officers responded to a collision in the area of 15 Side Road and Fourth Line Nassagaweya in Milton. As a result of an investigation, Lyndsay Hood (32) of Cambridge was charged with operation while impaired and blood alcohol concentration 80mgs or more, within two hours.

On July 5, 2020, just after 1:00 am, Halton Police officers responded to a citizen-initiated complaint in the area of Bristol Circle and Hyde Park Gate in Oakville. As a result of an investigation, Christopher Swaby (43) of Brampton was charged with failure or refusal to comply with demand.

On July 5, 2020, just before 1:30 am, Halton Police officers conducted a traffic stop in the area of James Snow Parkway and Main Street East in Milton. As a result of an investigation, James Carlous (48) of Innisville was charged with blood alcohol concentration 80mgs or more, within two hours.

On July 5, 2020, just before 9:00 pm, Halton Police officers responded to a citizen-initiated complaint in the area of Queen Street and Churchill Road North in Acton. As a result of an investigation, Laura Gendron (32) of Acton was charged with operation while impaired.

On July 6, 2020, just after 1:00 am, Halton Police officers were conducting a R.I.D.E. initiative in the area of Trafalgar Road, and South Service Road in Oakville. As a result of this initiative, Julian Gagnon-Felber (40) of Oakville was charged with 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.​