|Broadcast time: 3:10 pm||Date: July 19, 2021|
On Sunday, July 18, 2021 shortly after 10:00 a.m., the accused in this matter attended a business on Vidal St. North with two children in the vehicle. As she exited her vehicle an employee detected a strong smell of alcohol. The driver appeared to be unsteady on her feet, seemed confused and continued repeating herself. When she indicated that she had to briefly leave the premise, the same employee, concerned about her ability to drive, offered for her to leave the two children however, the offer was declined. Concerned for everyone’s safety, the employee contacted the Sarnia Police Service to report this matter.
Several officers responded to the area and located the vehicle travelling the wrong way on a one-way street. A traffic stop was initiated and a demand to provide a sample in an approved roadside screening device was issued. After several attempts in which the driver pretended to provide samples of her breath, she was able to finally comply and provide a suitable sample into the device which resulted in a fail.
The driver was arrested and transported to the Sarnia Police Station for the purpose of conducting an intoxilyzer test.
After several failed attempts, the accused, Kalifa Kimberly Trea, 35 years of age, of Wallaceburg, ON was charged with Impaired operation of a conveyance and Fail or refuse to comply with a demand made by a peace officer. She was released to appear in Sarnia court September 14, 2021. The children in the vehicle were safely turned over to a family friend.
Later the same day, at approximately 7:50 p.m., a concerned citizen called the Sarnia Police to report following a driver that was all over the road and driving at speeds much lower that the posted limit. An officer from the Community Response Division located the vehicle in the area of Michigan Avenue and Modeland Road. Upon approaching the vehicle, the officer noted a strong odour of alcohol emitting from inside the motor vehicle as well as two open beer cans in plain view.
The driver was given a demand to provide a sample into an approved roadside screening device which resulted in a fail. The driver was then arrested and upon conducting a search incident to arrest the officer located a bag containing a substance believed to be cocaine.
The driver was transported to the Sarnia Police Station where he provided two samples into the approved instrument which both registered over the legal limit of 80mg of alcohol in 100ml of blood. As a result, Coulton Matthew Williams, 30 years of age, of Camlachie was charged with Impaired operation of a conveyance, Operation while impaired over 80 and Possession of a controlled substance. He was subsequently released and will appear in Sarnia court September 8, 2021.
The Sarnia Police would like to remind everyone that if you drive impaired you put yourself and everyone at risk. These are good examples of citizens contacting police after noticing unusual driving behavior to help remove impaired drivers from our roadways.
Constable Jennifer Nantais
Community Services Branch
Tel: 519-344-8861 Ext 6125