In the early morning hours of February 10, 2018, a concerned citizen called 911 to report a possible impaired driver. Due to the immediate response time of the Shelburne Police Service an officer quickly conducted a traffic stop. After speaking to the female driver, the officer became suspicious that she had consumed alcohol. As a result, a roadside test for alcohol was administered, which the woman failed. The woman was then transported to the Shelburne police station for further tests that she also failed.
Consequently, 18-year-old Brittney Leonard of Shelburne was charged with Operate motor vehicle with over 80mgs of alcohol in her body, as well as several Highway Traffic Act offences, Liquor Licence Offences and an offence under the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act.
Leonard will appear in Orangeville court in February to answer to the allegations.
The Shelburne Police would like to thank the public for reporting suspected impaired drivers and helping us in our fight to reduce impaired driving. Impaired driving continues to be a concern. Please, if you drink, don’t drive. Please walk, call a cab or make plans to stay over.