An adult female resident of LaSalle has been charged by the LaSalle Police Service with impaired driving and excess blood alcohol after she was stopped by police on Golfview Drive in LaSalle Thursday evening. The vehicle caught the officer’s attention after it made a number of manoeuvres that caused them to suspect that the driver may be impaired. While speaking with the driver, the officer made observations that further confirmed their suspicions. The female was arrested and transported to the LaSalle Police Service where further tests were conducted that revealed that her blood alcohol concentration was above the legal limit of .080 mgs. She was later released with a court date to answer to the charges. Her vehicle was seized and impounded for a period of 7 days and her driver’s licence was automatically suspended for a period of 90 days from the time of the offence. She will have to pay all towing and storage fees associated to the impoundment of the vehicle she was operating.
If convicted she will have:
1) A criminal record,
2) For a first offence, a fine of not less than $1500.00. Depending on the circumstance 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 do not drive impaired. Make arrangements for a safe ride home.