The Milton Reporter Web Staff
Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) has charged one with impaired driving offences. On March 7, 2022, just before 4:30 pm, Halton Police officers responded to a collision in the area of Brant Street and North Service Road in Burlington. As a result of an investigation, Marcin Piotrowski (38) of Burlington was charged with operation while impaired and failure or refusal to comply with demand.
On March 9, 2022, just before 12:00 am, Halton Police officers were conducting a R.I.D.E. initiative in the area of Walkers Line and Harvester Road in Burlington. As a result of this initiative, David Warneke (47) of Burlington was charged with blood alcohol concentration 80mgs or more, within two hours.
The Halton Regional Police Service remains committed to road safety through prevention, education and enforcement initiatives.
Members 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.
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
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.