On Wednesday December 27, 2017 at 2:22 pm a Shelburne police officer had their attention drawn to the driver of a vehicle who was exhibiting suspicious driving behaviour. The officer conducted a traffic stop which led to a roadside test for alcohol being administered on the female driver, which she failed. Subsequent tests done at the station revealed the driver had well over double the legal limit of alcohol in her system.
As a result of the failed tests, 48 year old Laura Covello of Tiny Township has been charged with operating a motor vehicle while impaired and operating of a motor vehicle with over 80mgs of alcohol.
Covello will have her first court appearance in early January 2018 to answer to the charges.
Impaired driving continues to be a concern on Ontario’s roadways. Inside of the Shelburne town limits alone three impaired drivers have been taken off of the road since mid-December. The Shelburne Police Service reminds everyone that if you drink, don’t drive. If you drink alcohol please make plans to have a designated driver, call a cab or stay over.