A 49-year-old man has been charged with impaired driving after mounting a curb, shattering a bus shelter and almost hitting two people in Richmond Hill.
The incident took place on Dec. 11 shortly after 2:30 p.m. on Bayview Ave. at the Hwy. 407 ramp when the black Dodge Durango left the roadway narrowly missing two people waiting for the bus, who promptly fled.
Police are asking anyone with information about the two people who were in the shelter at the time, as well as anyone who saw the Durango driving prior to the collision, to call investigators.
Wayne Quinlan, 49, of Welland, is charged with drug impaired operation of a vehicle. He is scheduled to appear at Newmarket court on Jan. 4.
“The legal consequences of an impaired driving charge can include roadside vehicle impoundment and automatic driver’s licence suspension, as well as further consequences imposed by the courts, including longer licence suspensions, large fines and in some cases, jail time,” York Regional Police Const Andy Pattenden wrote in a press release. “We consider these incidents a life-threatening crime in progress and will continue to respond to these calls.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 1-866-876-5423, ext.7241, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, leave an anonymous tip online at www.1800222tips.com
This comes after York Regional Police and South Simcoe Police began naming impaired driving suspects citing an ever-increasing number of impaired driving charges.
In one incident a man smashed into a tree across the street from Glen Shields Public School in Vaughan on Dec. 14 at about noon.
Davit Sesiashvili, 44, of Toronto, is charged with impaired driving, over 80, dangerous driving, failing to remain at the scene of a collision and mischief under $5,000.
Source: The Toronto Star