Driver faces a hefty fine, six demerit points, and a licence suspension upon convictionAn Oakville driver is facing stiff penalties after she was charged a second time with distracted driving, Halton Regional Police say.
The first occurrence in 2017 led to a court conviction for the 45-year-old woman, says Const. Marc Taraso, who pulled the driver over near Upper Middle Road and Third Line on Wednesday evening (May 1). She was allegedly texting and driving.
Taraso said on Twitter, “Driver will be subject to escalating sanctions upon conviction including six demerit points and a seven-day day driver’s licence suspension.” He reminded motorists to not text and drive.
Social media users were flabbergasted.
Norman Bosworth tweeted, “When will people learn too not text and drive when will it sink into them?”
#DistractedDriver with a previous conviction for the same thing from 2017. Driver will be subject to escalating sanctions upon conviction including 6 Demerit Points and 7 Day Suspension. Driver will also be eligible for increased fines if settled IN court. #DontTextAndDrive pic.twitter.com/zTPJDOI2Yd
— Cst. Marc Taraso (@MT9345) May 2, 2019