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Newmarket man charged with impaired after fleeing crash scene

He is one of 25 charged with impaired-related criminal driving offences in York Region last week
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Over the past week, 25 drivers were charged with impaired-related criminal driving offences and their vehicles removed from York Region roads. On Sunday, April 7, 2019, York Regional Police were called to the area of Highway 7 East and Birchmount Road in the City of Markham for a report of a two-vehicle collision.

When officers arrived they were advised that one of the drivers had been seen running from his vehicle, while the other driver was trapped inside of his vehicle and suffering from injuries. The injured driver had to be extricated and was taken to hospital with serious injuries. The driver who fled was located by officers nearby and was placed under arrest for impaired driving.


  • Xuewen Li, 21, Town of Newmarket


  • Impaired operation cause bodily harm
  • 80 plus
  • Dangerous operation cause bodily harm
  • Fail to stop
  • Drive while under suspension

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, more than 600 calls to 9-1-1 have helped to safely remove impaired drivers from our roads, which has led to more than 300 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 individuals have been charged criminally with impaired driving by alcohol or drugs, driving with a blood alcohol concentration of 80 mgs or above of alcohol in 100 ml of blood, or refusing to provide a breath/blood sample. 

  • Paul Murdoch, 58, Town of East Gwillimbury
  • Sevan Petera, 39, City of Vaughan
  • Deoram Naipaul, 35, City of Toronto
  • Yau-tang Huang, 56, Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville
  • Lancelot Pellettier, 31, Town of Aurora
  • Na Lu, 43, Town of Richmond Hill
  • Danielle Mittal, 34, Saint-Hubert, Quebec
  • Massimo Salvato, 22, Township of King
  • Tan Nguyen, 28, City of Toronto
  • Kai Ming Lo, 47, Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville
  • Stephen Kearley 56, Town of Newmarket
  • Nicolas El AjimiI, 34, City of Vaughan
  • Kareem George, 25, City of Toronto
  • Darnell Preddie, 21, City of Markham
  • Jacob Lusted, 42, Port Perry
  • Said Eshtehar, 38, Town of Richmond Hill
  • Sabithan Santhiraseelan, 22, City of Toronto
  • Jun Yuan, 29, City of Toronto
  • Kim Esther, 23, Town of Richmond Hill
  • Lenique Nurse, 22, City of Oshawa
  • Michael Curtis, 71, Town of Erin
  • Bradley Kunc, 21, Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville
  • Gueorgui Abaev, 33, City of Toronto
  • Rebecca Bredow, 55, Town of Bradford
  • Xuewen Li, 21, Town of Newmarket