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Police charge 2 motorists after traffic stops in Burlington

Citizen-initiated complaint led to impaired charge in the area of Guelph Line and Harvester Road
Halton Regional Police file photo


On Jan. 25, Halton Regional Police Service officers responded to a citizen-initiated complaint in the area of Guelph Line and Harvester Road in Burlington. As a result of an investigation, Caroline Purchase, 33, of Brantford was charged with operation while impaired and blood alcohol concentration 80mgs or more, within two hours.

On Jan. 24, Halton Regional Police Service officers conducted a traffic stop in the area of Queensway Drive and Guelph Line in Burlington. As a result of an investigation, Jeremy Hartley, 31, of Acton was charged with failure or refusal to comply with demand.

Members of the public are reminded that driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol is a crime in progress and to call 911 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.

Here are some signs of an impaired driver: 

  • Driving unreasonably fast, slow or at an inconsistent speed
  • Drifting in and out of lanes
  • Tailgating and changing lanes frequently
  • Making exceptionally wide turns
  • Changing lanes or passing without sufficient clearance
  • Overshooting or stopping well before stop signs or stop lights
  • Disregarding signals and lights
  • Approaching signals or leaving intersections too quickly or slowly
  • Driving without headlights, failing to lower high beams or leaving turn signals on
  • Driving with windows open in cold or inclement weather

Please be reminded that all persons charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.



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