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Crime 100By Staff

September 23rd, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON

 

The Halton Regional Police Service release reports on criminal activity on a regular basis.

In their September 23rd report on Impaired Driving Offenses Within Halton Region they focused on arrests they made based on information given to them by the public who called the police when they saw driving behaviour they thought was suspicious.

The three drivers reported here could have continued driving while under the influence and go on to do serious damage and perhaps even end the life of anyone they struck with their vehicle.

911 room

911 calls go directly to the Communications Centre where the civilian operators can be in touch instanly with police cruisers in the area the incident is reported from. If they are given license plate number of the vehicle the officer in the cruiser will know in seconds everything they need to know about the driver and what kind of action they need to take to apprehend that driver.

On September 17, 2018 just before 12:00 am, Halton Police officers responded to a citizen-initiated complaint near the intersection of Main Street South and Maple Avenue in Georgetown. As a result of an investigation, Philip CHYLINSKI (24) of Georgetown was charged with care or control over 80 mgs.

On September 20, 2018 just before 10:30 am, Halton Police officers responded to citizen-initiated complaint near the intersection of Main Street East and Court Street in Milton. As a result of an investigation, Joseph WEADGE (68) of Milton was charged with care or control over 80 mgs.

On September 20, 2018 shortly after 10:30 pm, Halton Police officers responded to a citizen-initiated complaint near the intersection of Upper Middle Road and Sutton Drive in Burlington. As a result of an investigation, Amy SMITH (36) of Burlington was charged with driving over 80 mgs.

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.

People charged with an offence are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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