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Driver found asleep at the wheel after vehicle veers into field, police say

One blew more than three times the legal limit of alcohol
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NEWS RELEASE
YORK REGIONAL POLICE
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Over the past week, 21 impaired drivers were charged with impaired-related criminal driving offences and their vehicles removed from York Region roads.

On Sunday, March 3, 2019 shortly after 12:30 a.m., police were called to the area of Steeles Avenue East, east of Donald Cousens Parkway in the City of Markham for a report of a vehicle off of the roadway approximately 20 metres into a field.

When officers arrived, they located the vehicle which was still running and the driver who was asleep behind the wheel. Officers were eventually able to wake the driver who was arrested for impaired driving. He was transported to #5 District for a breath test where he blew more than three times the legal limit of alcohol. He was charged with Impaired Operation and 80 Plus.

Video of this incident taken from the York Regional Police helicopter Air2 is available for viewing above.

York Regional Police thanks members of the community for helping us stop and arrest impaired drivers by calling 9-1-1. We consider these incidents a life-threatening crime in progress and will continue to respond to these calls. So far in 2019, these reports have helped to safely remove impaired drivers from our roads which has led to more than 200 impaired-related criminal charges being laid.

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.

We are reminding drivers that York Regional Police conducts RIDE spot checks year-round and that our officers are always watching for suspected impaired drivers. We also continue to encourage citizens to call 9-1-1 if you spot a suspected impaired driver.

The following drivers were charged with impaired-related criminal driving offences – Feb. 25 to March 4, 2019:

  • Luis Estevao Ferreira, 36, City of Vaughan
    • 80 plus
  • Alexander Mackay, 45, Grey County
    • impaired operation
    • 80 plus
  • Michael Trimble, 30, Town of Aurora
    • impaired operation
    • 80 plus
  • Adamo Battista, 29, City of Brampton
    • 80 plus
  • Andrew Stokes, 53, Town of Uxbridge
    • impaired operation
    • 80 plus
  • Yulia Dyachenko, 29, City of Vaughan
    • 80 lus
  • Mitchell Korac, 22, Town of Newmarket
    • 80 plus
  • Corey Gross, 31, No Fixed Address
    • impaired operation
    • refuse
    • breach of probation
  • Pedram Samadi, 28, Town of Richmond Hill
    • 80 plus
    • obstruct police
    • operation while prohibited
  • Anil Ramdeensingh, 45, City of Markham
    • impaired operation
    • 80 plus
  • Shaun Hosein, 38, City of Toronto
    • impaired operation
    • 80 plus
  • Christina Mouskos, 40, City of Hamilton
    • 80 plus
  • Shi Ping Tang, 31, Town of Richmond Hill
    • 80 plus
  • Alejandro Monsivais Rodriguez, 56, City of Toronto
    • 80 plus
  • Benjamin Quaiattini, 21, Town of East Gwillimbury
    • impaired operation
    • 80 plus
  • Chang-Kay Lu, 27, City of Markham
    • impaired  operation
    • 80 plus
  • Daxx Weeden, 27, Town of Georgina
    • impaired  operation
  • Ronald Alton, 67, No Fixed Address
    • impaired operation
    • refuse
    • operation while prohibited
  • Sujan Gnanaprasaga Das, 43, City of Vaughan
    • impaired operation
    • 80 plus
    • fail to stop following collision
  • Julian Dang, 28, City of Vaughan
    • 80 plus
    • driving while prohibited
    • obstruct police
    • assault police
  • Tsz Yip, 30, Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville
    • 80 plus

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