The arrest happened less than 15 kilometres from where a drunk driver killed the Neville-Lake children and their grandfather two years ago.An off-duty Peel Regional Police officer who works out of Bramalea’s 21 Division arrested a suspected impaired driver in King Township, less than 15 kilometres from the spot where the Neville-Lake children and their grandfather were killed by a drunk driver two years ago.
Police allege the 61-year-old Richmond Hill man had a bottle of whisky between his legs, was driving less than 30 km/h and swerving on and off the centre line as he drove west on the King Vaughan Rd. from Bathurst St. around 9 a.m. Monday.
Peel Const. Mark Ho Sue, who works in the 21 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau, was off-duty when he spotted the suspect’s vehicle. He pulled up next to it and saw the whisky, then pulled over the driver, putting him under arrest.
When York Regional Police officers responded to the scene, they took the suspect into custody and, following a breath test, charged him with impaired driving and over 80.
“We would like to thank the off-duty officer from Peel Regional Police for helping to keep York Region roads safe,” said York Regional Police Chief Eric Jolliffe.
“This arrest took place less than 15 kilometres from where the Neville-Lake children and their grandfather were tragically killed by an impaired driver. What is it going to take for people to stop making the choice to drink alcohol or use drugs and drive?”
Source: The Toronto Star