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Six Drivers Facing Impaired Driving Charges From the Long Weekend

Officers from the Caledon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have charged six drivers with impaired operation related charges over this past Victoria Day long weekend.

The first incident was on May 20, 2022, at approximately 1:20 a.m. where officers were conducting a RIDE (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) spot check in the area of Dixie Road and Boston Mills Road. At that time, a vehicle entered the area and met with an officer. Under the Mandatory Alcohol Screening law, a breath sample into an Approved Screening Device (ASD) was demanded. As a result, the driver was arrested for impaired operation and transported to an OPP detachment where further breath tests were conducted.

Harpreet THIARA, 34, of Brampton, was charged with:

• Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)

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On May 22, 2022, at approximately 3:26 a.m., Caledon was alerted of a single motor vehicle into the ditch in the area of Dixie Road and Olde Baseline Road. Officers responded and located the vehicle. Since the officer suspected the driver’s abilities to be impaired, a demand for a breath sample into an ADS was made. As a result, the driver was arrested for impaired operation and taken to the Caledon OPP detachment where further breath tests were conducted.

Ibrahim KHAN, 28, of Mississauga, was charged with:

• Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)

Less than 2 hours later, at approximately 5:10 a.m., a local resident on Innis Lake Road near Old Church Road contacted Caledon OPP to advise that a vehicle was parked on their driveway and the driver was sleeping. Officers responded and met with the driver. Grounds were formed to make an arrest for impaired operation. The driver was taken to the Caledon OPP detachment where breath tests were conducted.

As a result of the investigation, Theodore DJI FOKA, 45, of Caledon, was charged with:

• Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)

• Operation while impaired – alcohol

• Operation while prohibited under the Criminal Code

On the same day at approximately 6:28 p.m., officers received a report of a vehicle into the ditch in the area of Humber Station Road and Patterson Sideroad. Officers located the vehicle and met with the driver. A breath sample into an ASD was demanded since officers suspected impaired abilities. As a result, the driver was arrested for impaired operation and taken to the Caledon OPP detachment where further breath tests were conducted.

Nicole HAVERS, 42, of Belleville, was charged with:

• Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)

On May 23, 2022, at approximately 2:20 a.m., Caledon OPP was dispatched to a restaurant in Caledon Village. It was reported that a vehicle entered the drive-thru and the occupants had open alcohol. Officers located the vehicle; and while interacting with the driver, suspected their abilities to be impaired. A demand for a breath sample into an ASD was made.

As a result of the investigation, Dilanrajh UTHAYACHANDRAN, 32, of Dundalk, was charged with:

• Failure or refusal to comply with demand

The five above accused are scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Orangeville on August 4, 2022, to answer to the charges.

Lastly, on May 23, 2022, at approximately 10:35 p.m., a single motor vehicle collision was reported on Hurontario Street near Mayfield Road and the occupants were observed fleeing the scene. Officers located the vehicle and the driver/passenger. Since the officer formed grounds that the driver’s abilities were impaired, they were arrested for impaired operation.

As a result of the investigation, Cole TILLEY, 25, of Etobicoke, was charged with:

• Operation while impaired – alcohol

• Failure or refusal to comply with demand

• Failure to comply with release order

• Operation while prohibited under the Criminal Code

• Fail to comply with probation order (two counts

• Use pate not authorized for vehicle

• Fail to remain

• Driving while under suspension

The accused was held for a Bail Hearing.

Drivers are reminded that the Mandatory Alcohol Screening law allows police with an approved alcohol screening device to demand a roadside breath sample from any lawfully stopped driver without having reasonable suspicion that a driver is alcohol impaired.

If you plan on drinking or consuming drugs, plan to not drive. Instead, arrange for a designated driver, take a taxi or public transit, or come up with another plan that takes impaired driving out of the picture.

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