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Or were you, perhaps, in the shelter at the time? Either way, police would like to chat
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NEWS RELEASE
YORK REGIONAL POLICE
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Officers in #2 District are asking witnesses to come forward after a sport utility vehicle being operated by an impaired driver crashed into a bus shelter in the Town of Richmond Hill.

On Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, shortly after 2:30 p.m., York Regional Police responded to a collision on Bayview Avenue at the Highway 407 off ramp. A black Dodge Durango had driven off the road and into a transit shelter, narrowly missing two people that were waiting for a bus, who left prior to police arrival.

Officers are requesting anyone who witnessed the collision, in particular the people who were in the transit shelter at the time, as well as anyone who witnessed the Dodge Durango driving prior to the collision, to please come forward and contact police.

The driver of the sport utility vehicle was arrested and has been charged.

Charged: 

  • Wayne Quinlan, 49, City of Welland

Charges:

  • Impaired Operation - Drug

Mr. Quinlan is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Newmarket on Friday, Jan. 4, 2018.

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 thanks members of the community for helping us stop and arrest impaired drivers by calling 9-1-1 through the Safe Roads...Your Call program. We consider these incidents a life-threatening crime in progress and will continue to respond to these calls.

We’re not giving up.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the #2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-866-876-5423, ext.7241, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, leave an anonymous tip online at www.1800222tips.com

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