Policestepping up their spot checks for people driving while under the influence. Two named for Tuesday infractions.

Crime 100By Staff

October 26th, 2017



Despite years of awareness campaigns illustrating why driving a vehicle while impaired by alcohol and/or drugs is dangerous, impaired driving remains the top criminal cause of death in Canada. The Halton Regional Police Service remains committed to road safety through prevention, education and enforcement initiatives.

HRPS carMembers 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.

On Tuesday, October 24, 2017, just after 8:00pm, Halton Police officers investigated a collision involving an impaired driver in Burlington. Police charged Sarah Duggan (42) of Milton with impaired operation of a motor vehicle and driving over 80mgs.

On Tuesday, October 24, 2017, at approximately 10:45pm, a traffic stop was initiated at Brant Street and Fairview Road in Burlington. As a result of an investigation, Edward Lee (43) of Burlington was charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle, driving over 80mgs and refuse breath sample.

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5 comments to Police stepping up their spot checks for people driving while under the influence. Two named for Tuesday infractions.

  • Buckeye

    So John I take it you are ok with the public humiliation of those that are “almost guilty”?

    • John Sweeny

      I am reluctant to respond to messages with alias names but for the record, I am not ok with humiliation. However, in these circumstances the technology confirms that the drivers are “blowing over” the limit. As I said, in general, the defense of these charges are technical and not that the driver wasn’t intoxicated.

      Driving under the influence is a problem that affects all of us and people need to take responsibility for their actions.

  • John Sweeny

    There is a simple solution to not getting your name listed…

    Don’t drink and drive!!

    I also would suggest that even those that do not ultimately get “convicted” is the result of a “technicality” and not that they didn’t “blow over”. It’s is a tough lesson but the other result (accident, injury, death) is even tougher.

  • Buckeye

    Why are you publishing the names of those Charged? These people are presumed innocent, if they are convicted, then fair game.

    • Teri

      Newspapers often give the names of people ‘charged’ and not convicted of crimes. How is this any different?