A 50-year-old female from Whitby was arrested for exceeding the legal limit after officers, who had to evacuate Traffic Court for a fire drill, located her parked outside.

On Tuesday, October 13, 2015, at approximately 2:30 p.m., officers in attendance at Traffic Court at the Regional Headquarters in Whitby were required to evacuate the building due to a fire drill. As hundreds of people calmly exited the building, witnesses reported to the officers that they believed a female, who was in a parked van just outside of the court, was intoxicated and about to drive away.

The officers investigated the driver and arrested her without incident. A coffee cup containing wine was located in the vehicle’s cup holder.

Janette DREW, age 50, of Nichol Avenue in Whitby, is charged with: Exceed 80 mgs. She was later released on a Promise to Appear.

Anyone with new information is asked to call Cst. Birmingham of Central East Division at 1-888-579-1520 FREE ext. 1701.

Anonymous tips can be made to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 FREE (TIPS) or online at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.

Source: Durham Regional Police Service