By: Shazia Nazir, Local Journalism Initiative
Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) charged five individuals with offences related to Impaired driving for the week of September 7-10.
On Tuesday September 7, Halton police officers charged 63-year old Jasbir Saini after a traffic stop in the Thomas Alton Blvd and Steeplechase Drive area in Burlington. Saini is alleged to have a blood alcohol concentration 80 mgs or more within two hours.
On Wednesday September 8, police charged two persons with blood alcohol concentration in the cities of Oakville and Burlington. Police identified them as Aaron Pickard-Gorr 32 and David Coote, 66. They conducted traffic stop in Hixon Road area and Bronte Street in Oakville at around 3 a.m. Following an investigation, Gorr was charged with alcohol concentration 80 mgs or more within two hours was detected in his blood.
Also on September 8 police charged a 66 year old Burlington resident following a traffic stop in the Headon Road and Upper Middle Road are of Burlington. Following an investigation, David Coote, 66 was charged with 80mgs or more within two hours.
On September 9, police responded to a citizen-initiated complaint in the area of Appleby Line and Corporate Drive in Burlington. 34 year old Anas Hadia of Mississauga was charged with operation while impaired and blood alcohol concentration 80mgs or more, within two hours.
Also on September 9, 2021, just before 12:00 pm, police responded to a citizen-initiated complaint in the area of Appleby Line and Harvester Road in Burlington. 35 year old Jamie of Toronto was charged with operation while impaired.
Halton Regional Police Service reminds residents that driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is considered a crime in progress. If they witness one, they are to immediately call 9-1-1. HRPS remains committed to road safety through education, prevention, and enforcement initiatives. Residents are reminded that anyone charged is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Signs of an impaired driver include:
- Driving at an inconsistent speed (too fast or too slow)
- Drifting across traffic lanes
- Tailgating and frequently changing lanes
- Stopping well before stop signs/ stop lights, or overshooting them
- Approaching or leaving intersections too quickly/ slowly
- Failing to lower high beams, driving without headlights or leaving turn signals on
- Driving with the windows open in cold or inclement weather.
The Halton Regional Police Service’s Facebook and Twitter feeds are not be used to report a crime because they aren’t monitored 24 hours/ day.