Halton Police Charge 5 with Impaired Driving Offenses

By: Laura Steiner
Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) have charged 5 with offenses related to impaired driving during the week of July 5.

  • July 5: 50-year old Liliane Draetta, of Burlington charged with “operation while impaired” after a citizen-initiated complaint
  • July 6: 43-year old Shannon Shinn, of Oakville was charged just before 1 p.m. with operation while impaired, as well as a blood alcohol concentration of 80 mgs or more within 2 hours following a citizen-initiated complaint
  • July 7: 48-year old, Michael Boulanger, of Oakville was charged with blood alcohol concentration of 80mgs or more within 2 hours after police conducted a traffic stop.
  • July 8: 27-year old Kayla Rose of Burlington was charged with operation while impaired following a citizen initiated complaint
  • July 8: 43-year old Mohit Sharma of Milton was charged with operation while impaired, and a blood alcohol of 80mgs or more within two hours also

The signs of an impaired driver are:

  • Driving either too fast, slow, or consistent speed
  • Drifting in and out of lanes, tailgating or changing lanes frequently
  • Making exceptionally wide turns
  • Stopping before or overshooting stoplights or stop signs.
  • Ignoring signals and lights
  • Approaching intersections too quick, or too slow
  • Driving without  headlines, failure to lower high beams or leaving turn signals on
  • Driving with open windows in bad weather

HRPS reminds residents that those charged are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.