Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Belleville police charge two suspected impaired drivers over weekend

Belleville Police Service – Photo by Hollie Pratt-Campbell/Hometownist

The Belleville Police Service conducted a RIDE program in Foxboro on Sunday, June 2, resulting in no charges or suspicions after 35 vehicles were checked.

However, police say in a media release that two suspected impaired drivers were charged over the weekend on other occasions.

Police say that on Saturday, June 1, at approximately 10:20 p.m., officers bserved a pick-up truck travelling at a high rate of speed on Bell Boulevard.

“Police initiated a traffic stop and upon investigation, observed the male driver to be under the influence of alcohol,” the release reads.

As a result, 27-year-old Calvin Grant of Stirling was arrested for impaired operation of a motor vehicle and transported to the Belleville Police Service. Following the police investigation, Grant was charged with Impaired Driving and Over 80. Charges have not been proven in court. He was later released on an undertaking with a court date in July.

In a separate incident, on Sunday, June 2, just before 2:30 a.m., Belleville police say they observed suspicious driving activity from a pick-up truck travelling southbound on Front Street.

“Police conducted a traffic stop and an investigation ensued which led police to issue a breath demand to the driver,” the media release reads. “The male driver of the vehicle refused to provide proper samples.”

As a result, Robert Lalonde, 44, of Belleville, was arrested for impaired operation – refusal. This charge has not been proven in court.

He was transported to the Belleville Police Service where he was later released on an undertaking with a court date in July.

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