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Media Release

Release Date: August 7th, 2020 - 8:44am

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 August 4, 2020, just before 3:00 pm, Halton Police officers responded to a citizen-initiated complaint in the area of Guelph St and Mountainview Road S in Georgetown. As a result of an investigation, Pierre Viens (59) of Georgetown was charged with operation while impaired and blood alcohol concentration 80mgs or more, within two hours.

On August 5, 2020, just before 4:00 pm, Halton Police officers responded to a citizen-initiated complaint in the area of Oxford Avenue and McCraney Street W in Oakville. As a result of an investigation, Raymond Wills (68) of Oakville was charged with operation while impaired and blood alcohol concentration 80mgs or more, within two hours.

On August 5, 2020, just before 7:30 pm, Halton Police officers responded to a citizen-initiated complaint in the area of Number 5 Side Road and Trafalgar Road in Halton Hills. As a result of an investigation, Julian Deschenes (31) of Scarborough was charged with operation while impaired and blood alcohol concentration 80mgs or more, within two hours.

On August 6, 2020, just before 3:30 am, Halton Police officers conducted a traffic stop in the area of Plains Road and Spring Gardens Road in Burlington. As a result of an investigation, Mitchell Tell (30) of Hamilton was charged with failure or refusal to comply with demand.

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.