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Drinking and driving cause of hit and run in Brampton Month: September 2016

Month: September 2016

Drinking and driving cause of hit and run in Brampton

Even the best of us can sometimes make poor decisions. Unfortunately, when those decisions result in an accident, there can be dire consequences. An east GTA man driving just west of Toronto has been charged with drinking and driving after allegedly causing a serious two-car wreck. His alleged decision to flee the scene may make things even worse for him. On Sept. 19, 2016, two vehicles were involved in an accident in Brampton, Ontario, at around 8 p.m. The vehicles collided as one of the drivers attempted to make a left turn at the intersection of The Gore Road and Ebenezer Road. The…

New laws for those caught driving under the influence coming soon

The laws governing impaired driving in Ontario are about to change. Driving under the influence does not currently carry the same penalty for drug use as it does for alcohol. As of Oct. 2, 2016, the playing field will be more level. Ontario drivers who are caught driving under the influence of alcohol will not only face criminal charges, but they will also have their licences suspended. As the law stands currently, men and women impaired by drugs behind the wheel face criminal prosecution, but they do not lose their licences. Under the newly revised law, high drivers will now have their driving…

Toronto chess instructor accused of sexual assault

To be a teacher is to be in a position of trust -- trust from parents, children and the educational institute. When that trust is alleged to have been broken, things can become very difficult for the accused in an instant. A Toronto instructor facing charges of sexual assault now finds himself in the middle of a teacher's nightmare. Toronto Police arrested a 55-year old man on Sept. 14, 2016, after a complaint was filed against him. The accused is a chess instructor at a private school in the northeast corner of Scarborough. The parents of a 10-year old female student of the…

Patient accuses doctor of sexual assault

Certain professions require a person to deal with others at an atypical level of intimacy. Individuals with such careers may find themselves in potentially compromising situations, situations in which some may perceive a breach of trust has occurred. An Ontario doctor stands accused of sexual assault after a patient felt such a breach took place. Toronto Police were notified on Sept. 6, 2016 of an alleged sexual assault. A 48-year old woman went for treatment at the 200 Bay Street office of an orthopedic surgeon. In her statement, the woman claims the doctor sexually assaulted her during the course of her visit.…

Driver charged with impaired driving claims to have been sleeping

When it comes to the law, things are seldom black and white. No matter how plain a matter may seem to be, sometimes there's an unlikely explanation that comes to light during a case.  For one man a late night in Toronto led to a tragic incidence of impaired driving with a potentially bizarre twist. On June 20, 2014 a 41-year old Alliston worker was struck by a vehicle and killed as he painted lines on a city street. A woman at the scene was also hit by the vehicle, but recovered from her injuries. The vehicle was alleged to have been speeding…

Alcohol not always cause of impaired driving

Impaired driving is not synonymous with drunk driving. Though the majority of impaired driving charges result from the use of alcohol, drugs -- both legal and otherwise -- do account for some instances. Take the following recent example from southwestern Ontario. Drivers in Tecumseh, just east of Windsor, reported an apparent drunk driver during the last week of August 2016. Police responded to the report and intercepted a vehicle near County Road 22. The suspect vehicle proceeded to crash into the police cruiser, leading the officers to conclude the driver , a woman, was drunk. As it turns out, she had not…

Toronto and Kingston connections in drug trafficking case

Sometimes being in the wrong place at the wrong time can have unexpectedly dire consequences. Regardless of an individual's intentions, it may be that the actions of another place him or her in a difficult position. A Toronto man recently accused of drug trafficking found this out firsthand. Kingston Police were following a suspected local drug trafficker on Sept. 1, 2016. The suspect made his way to the VIA Rail station on John Counter Boulevard where he was observed meeting with a second man who had just arrived on a train from the Toronto area. The second man was carrying a bag,…

Three facing drug trafficking charges after seniors’ home raid

Sometimes crime happens in the least likely of places. An apartment building for senior citizens in rural Ontario is not where one would expect to find an alleged drug trafficking operation. However, that is exactly what police discovered recently, and three people are now facing a variety of charges. On August 18, 2016, Durham Regional Police officers with a warrant conducted a search of a seniors' residence on Perry Street in Uxbridge, Ontario. Acting on tips from the public, officers entered a unit of the residence and uncovered a stash of drugs, cash and a weapon. Ten marijuana plants were found, as…

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