HRPS Charged 3 with Impaired Driving Offenses

By: Laura Steiner, Milton Reporter Staff

Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) have charged three with offenses related to Impaired driving.  The stops were   conducted over the period of February 14-February 17.

On February 14, officers stopped Acton resident in the area of Highway 7 and Knox St.  Following an investigation, 48 year old Andrew Tourigny of Acton was charged with blood alcohol concentration of 80mgs or more within 2 hours.

February 16 Officers responded to a citizen-initiated complaint in Oakville near the the Mississaga St and River St intersection.  54 year old Matthew Eaton of Oakville was charged with operation while impaired and a blood alcohol level concentration of 80mgs or more, within two hours

February 17 Officers conducted a traffic stop in Burlington near the area of Fairview St and Darlene Court.  Following an investigation, 63-year old Allan Hislop of Burlington was charged with blood alcohol concentration of 80mgs or more within two hours.

Police would like to remind residents that driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is considered a crime in progress.  They are to call 9-1-1 to report a suspected impaired driver.  HRPS social media feeds are not to be used to report a suspected impaired driver, as they are not monitored 24 hours/day 7 days a week.

The following are the 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