A young adult male from LaSalle is facing criminal charges after the vehicle he was driving crashed into a utility pole at Malden Road and Sprucewood Avenue late Monday night. Through investigation, officers determined that the driver was operating a motor vehicle with more than 2 times the legal limit of alcohol in his system. The driver was not seriously injured however the vehicle was demolished as a result of the collision. Thankfully no one else was in the vehicle at the time.
The driver was later released with a court date to answer to the charges. His driver’s licence was automatically suspended for a period of 90 days and despite the damage, his vehicle was automatically impounded for a period of seven days.
If convicted he will have:
1) A criminal record,
2) For a first offence, a fine of not less than $1500.00. Depending on the circumstances a term of imprisonment may be imposed.
3) For a first offence, a prohibition from operating a motor vehicle for not less than one year and not more than three years.
Please don’t drink and drive and never get into a vehicle with an impaired driver.
If you believe someone is driving impaired or is about to drive impaired please contact the police immediately.
Author: Senior Constable Terry Seguin
Approved by: Staff Sergeant Nawzad Sinjari