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James charged at beer store, 425 vehicles stopped for RIDE

Sunday, December 23, 2012   by: Staff

July 30 update: Charges against Mayada Al-Hilli have been dropped by the Crown.
Sault Ste.Marie police officers stopped a vehicle in front of the Beer Store on Second Line West that had been reported earlier as an erratic driver.
Upon stopping the vehicle, officers detected the odour of alcohol on his breath.
After failing a roadside test, 51 year old James Leclair of 67 Walnut Street, Apt 2 was subsequently arrested for consuming over the legal limit of 80mg/100ml and transported to police station where he provided two more samples of breath and failed. 
James LeClair also breach a recognizance for failing to comply with the condition to abstain from the purchase, possession or consumption of alcohol.
Sault Ste. Marie Police officers conducting the RIDE program checked 425 vehicles.

One of the vehicles checked had a passenger in the rear seat who was identified as Jayme Ryan Bellerose-Carlson, 26 years old of 28 Manitou Drive.

Bellerose was arrested for being out past his 12AM to 6AM curfew and consuming alcohol when he is to abstain from consuming it.

Another vehicle stopped on Second Line West was being driven by 25year old Mayada Al-Hilli from London, Ontario. 
After failing the roadside test, she was brought up to the police station where she subsequently refused to provide a breath sample.
The vehicle she was driving was towed to the compound and Al-Hill will have a court appearance on 21 January 2013.
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Lynx 12/23/2012 10:19:39 AM Report

Holy S*it... what's it gonna take?
Lynx 12/23/2012 10:23:19 AM Report

Holy S*it... what's it gonna take?. WOW.. I rest my case.. short n' sweet!
anapeg 12/23/2012 11:34:09 AM Report

Good times!
chickydeeee 12/23/2012 1:51:12 PM Report

last night I pulled up beside a car at a red light with a man driving, and a woman with a kid standing on her Back seat was empty....your right! WHATS IT GONNA TAKE?
anapeg 12/23/2012 2:41:06 PM Report

You figure the kid is too good to go through the windshield with the rest of the family?
Slick Nick 12/23/2012 2:45:10 PM Report

Merry Christmas James, you idiot!
j.r.98 12/23/2012 2:59:57 PM Report

chickydeeee...that is so sad to hear . Did you happen to catch the plate number and report that to the police. Sometimes it is hard to understand why people think that nothing will ever happen to them or that "seat-belts are stupid" or that maybe the woman was just "getting a ride somewhere and just this once will be ok" .
chickydeeee 12/23/2012 3:17:12 PM Report

No I didn't get the plate jaw dropped and I just dumb founded! The kid if I had to guess was around 2 years old. There was no reason why they couldn't have at least strapped her in the back with the seat belt. It was a white 4 door car...that's all I remember. I was too busy pointing it out to my passenger and shaking my head at them.
scoobie doo 12/23/2012 3:43:01 PM Report

I had a little more than I planned to drink last night, so I did what everybody says to do... instead of driving my car home, I took a cab. Got waved through the ride program as I was in a cab and was so happy I'd made the decision I did. Only problem is... now what do I do with the cab I have in my garage?? anybody have any ideas??

** joking folks.... just sharing a smile for the day :)
Sam C 12/23/2012 3:51:11 PM Report

LOL @ scoobie!! English IS a funny language, isn't it?

(Who remembers George Carlin talking about takin' a *poop*? "You don't TAKE one, you LEAVE one!")

Lynx... for some, there isn't anything that will convince them not to drink and drive. Some may very well understand the concept when sober, but after a few drinks they have no sense at all. Others just don't give a rat's furry back end.

I remember one older guy in the Steel Plant who lost is license. He was talking about it one day, and said, "Funny thing is, I wasn't even drunk. I had only had 24 beer."

Apparently for some people -- like that guy -- you aren't "drunk" until you pass out.
Lynx 12/23/2012 5:46:47 PM Report

Chickeedee.. thanks for your support on this matter.
Norm 12/23/2012 6:20:20 PM Report

Samc, that might of been me. Anyway the lady holding the kid is the idiot, not so much Jim Leclair. He needs some kind of serious help, which he has to seek. Could be hurting in his personnel life, no excuse, but sometimes pain can run deeper than some folk's could ever fathom. Alcohol and cigarettes are two of the most soothing and addictive drugs one can possibly delve in. I was there, especially the turning to alcohol madness. Dry close to twenty years now, one of the fortunate one's who made it through those trying times.
the coach 12/23/2012 9:58:33 PM Report

25 years here Norm, and not missing the madness the least bit. Have a good Christmas, and you will remember it sober.
Norm 12/23/2012 10:29:17 PM Report

I'll drink to that coach, non alcohol, of course. Merry Christmas to you too.
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