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Caledon OPP Charges an Additional Seven Drivers for Impaired Driving this Past Weekend

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Submitted to Just Sayin' Caledon

From Friday, November 25 to Sunday, November 27, 2022, officers from the Caledon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have taken seven drivers off the road for alcohol-related offences.

On November 25, 2022, at approximately 12:51 a.m., an officer was conducting a regular patrol on Mayfield Road, near Ace Drive, when a vehicle was observed with extensive damage. A traffic stop was initiated, and the officer suspected the driver’s ability to operate a motor vehicle was impaired by alcohol. A breath sample into an Approved Screening Device (ASD) was requested. The driver was subsequently arrested for impaired operation of a motor vehicle and transported to the Caledon OPP Detachment where further breath tests were conducted.

Samantha SEWCHAND, 32, of Caledon, was charged with:

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

On November 25, 2022, at approximately 5:24 p.m., officers responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Fork of the Credit Road, near McLaren Road. Upon arrival, the officer formed grounds that the driver was impaired by alcohol and was subsequently arrested for impaired operation of a motor vehicle. The driver was transported to the Caledon OPP Detachment for breath tests to be conducted.

As a result of the investigation, Ivan MAKOVETSKIY, 26, of Etobicoke, was charged with:

• Operation while impaired – alcohol

• Failure or refusal to comply with demand

• Operator motor vehicle without insurance

• Use plate not authorized for vehicle

• Driving while under suspension

• Having care or control of a motor vehicle with open container of liquor

• Having care or control of a motor vehicle with liquor readily available

Later that same day, at approximately 8:33 p.m., Caledon OPP responded to a two-vehicle collision on George Bolton Parkway. During the investigation, one driver was requested to provide a breath sample into an ASD since it was suspected that the driver’s ability to operation a motor vehicle was impaired by alcohol. The driver was then arrested for impaired operation and transported to the Caledon OPP Detachment where further breath tests were conducted.

As a result, Shaun CHIRAGDIN, 18, of Shelburne, was charged with:

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

• Operation while impaired – alcohol

On November 26, 2022, at approximately 9:15 p.m., members of Caledon OPP were conducting a RIDE (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) spot check in the Belfountain area as part of the Festive RIDE campaign. At that time, a vehicle approached the location and turned around to avoid the officers. An officer followed and stopped the vehicle a short distance away. Since the officer suspected the driver’s ability to be impaired by alcohol, a breath sample into an ASD was requested. As a result, the driver was arrested for impaired operation of a motor vehicle and transported to the Caledon OPP Detachment where further breath tests were conducted.

Asad KHAN, 48, of Mississauga, was charged with:

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

• Drive motor vehicle, no currently validated

On November 27, 2022, at approximately 12:52 a.m., officers responded to a report of an abandoned vehicle partially blocking the roadway in the area of Dixie Road and Olde Base Line Road. Once officers arrived, grounds were formed that the driver’s ability to operation a motor vehicle was impaired by alcohol and was subsequently arrested for impaired operation. The driver was transported to the Caledon OPP Detachment where breath tests were conducted.

Jesse HAMMAND, 20, of Orangeville, was changed with:

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

• Operation while impaired – alcohol

Lastly, on November 27, 2022, at approximately 1:58 p.m., Caledon OPP officers responded a vehicle in the ditch on Horseshoe Hill Road, near Beech Grove Side Road. Officers formed grounds that the driver’s ability to operate a motor vehicle was impaired by alcohol, therefore, arrested the driver for impaired operation and transported to the Caledon OPP Detachment where breath tests were conducted.

Harpreet AUJLA, 33, of Caledon, was changed with:

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

• Operation while impaired – alcohol

The above six drivers are scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Orangeville on a later date to answer to the charges. Their vehicles were impounded for a period of seven days and driver’s licences suspended for 90 days.

Lastly, on November 27, 2022, at approximately 12:24 p.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on Boston Mills Road, near Dixie Road, to ensure the driver was in compliance with the Ignition Interlock Program. Since it was suspected that the driver’s ability to operation a motor vehicle was impaired by alcohol, a breath sample into an ASD was requested. As a result, the driver was arrested for impaired operation of a motor vehicle and transported to the Caledon OPP Detachment where additional breath tests were conducted.

As a result of the investigation, Stephen GROSSI, 32, of Wasaga Beach, was charged with:

• Operation while Prohibited under the Criminal Code

The vehicle was impounded for a period of 45 days. The accused is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Orangeville on a later date to answer to the charges

About the Ignition Interlock Program:

The Ignition Interlock Program is a mandatory program for drivers who have been either:

• convicted of an impaired driving offence under the Criminal Code of Canada

• suspended three or more times within a 10-year period for impaired driving offences (called “administrative suspensions”)

To continue driving after your licence is reinstated, you must have an ignition interlock device installed inside your vehicle. The device is an in-car alcohol breath screening device with the ability to prevent the engine from starting if it detects alcohol in your system.

More information available at: https://www.ontario.ca/page/ignition-interlock-program

The OPP remains committed to taking alcohol/drug-impaired drivers off our roads through enforcement and public education. 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.

With the holiday season upon us, the need to make those alternate arrangements has increased. In Caledon, HomeJames offers a FREE designated driver service. The program runs from November 25 to December 31, every Friday and Saturday from 9:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. (excluding December 24). To arrive home safety, call 905-951-9000 or download the HomeJames app. More information is available at: https://www.homejames-caledon.ca/

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