Brian and Tyler charged with impairedFriday, September 06, 2013 by: SooToday.com Staff
On September 5, 2013 at approximately 6:45 p.m. patrol officers attended in the Macs Mart parking lot located at 647 Second Line West for a report of a motor vehicle collision possibly involving an impaired driver.
Investigation revealed that 63-year-old Brian Farrell of 61 Alden Road was attempting to back his vehicle into a parking spot when he struck an adjacent parked car.
When speaking with the accused, officers developed reasonable grounds to believe that his ability to operate a motor vehicle was impaired by alcohol.
Farrell was arrested and charged with impaired driving and operating a motor vehicle while having consumed alcohol over the legal limit.
He is scheduled to appear in court October 7, 2013.
On September 5, 2013 at approximately 9:45 p.m. city police received a report of a Silver Chevy pickup truck being driven erratically in the area of Wallace Terrace and Maretta Street.
A short time later patrol officers in the area located a vehicle matching that description and conducted a traffic stop.
Officers found the driver of that vehicle to be under the influence of alcohol.
As a result of the investigation 22-year-old Johnathan Tyler Daynard of 129 Birch Point Rd, Echo Bay was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle while having consumed alcohol over the legal limit.
He is scheduled to appear in court October 7, 2013.
If you have any information regarding these crimes, or any other crime, call Crime Stoppers at 705-942-7867 or 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), submit an e-tip from the Crime Stoppers’ website at www.saultcrimestoppers.com
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thumbs4208 9/6/2013 8:38:08 AM Report
at least they are catching these idiots
johnnyc 9/6/2013 8:43:51 AM Report
how about mandatory life sentences ? how about cracking down on bars that over-serve? the delivery companies that bring case after case to the same house every day?
Mr. Poster 9/6/2013 8:44:19 AM Report
We sure do have a lot of slow learners when it comes to drinking and driving. Its great that the public call these in and the police actually catch and charge them. One more advantage of cell phones in a car for EMERGENCY purposes
Sunshine_banks 9/6/2013 9:02:57 AM Report
I am very glad to see that they are catching these idiots! but very angry that it is still happening! Need stiffer penalties for these people!
Sam C 9/6/2013 9:07:29 AM Report
Mr Poster... yes, there are some "slow learners." But the bigger problem aren't people who might have a couple too many -- the bigger problem are just flat-out drunks; people who drink without consideration for anyone but themselves.
They have heard the message, but as far as they are concerned it doesn't apply to them.
I've mentioned this before -- there was a guy in one area I worked in when I was at the Steel Plant. He lost his license after being convicted of DUI (and this was in the late 70s) who complained that he "wasn't even drunk" as he had only had maybe 20 beers.
THOSE are the ones that are the biggest problem.
johnnyc... a lifer sentence just for drinking and driving? While I DO want drunks off the road, that seems a bit harsh, AND our prison system is already over-crowded... and it's expensive to keep a prisoner in jail for life.
Chances are the ones who are getting beer delivered to their houses aren't the ones who are driving -- which is why they pay to have it delivered.
mattdoubleU 9/6/2013 9:21:16 AM Report
Absolutely ridiculous, 63 flippin yrs old. ATTENTION BRIAN FARRELL AND JOHN TYLER DAYNARD, THIS IS NOT THE 60's OR 70's. IT IS NOT OK TO CONTINUE THIS HORSESH*T. ITS TIME TO GROW UP AND BE A RESPONSIBLE MEMBER TO SOCIETY.
Mr. Poster 9/6/2013 9:25:28 AM Report
I am quite sure some of these DRUNKS are on the roads after leaving any one of our local bars. Maybe it is time for the undercover police to check and see if waiters are serving people who are knowingly impaired. Spend a few hours in these bars and see if this just might be contributing to the problem.
grammajoan 9/6/2013 9:28:11 AM Report
I cannot believe that it has been less than a week since Christa was killed by a drunk driver & there have been 4 or 5 charged since that time. Come on people, when are you going to learn!!!
Snowdon 9/6/2013 9:34:19 AM Report
@johnnyc: "how about mandatory life sentences ?"
Is this a serious comment? Mandatory life sentences? You just want to have jails overflowing with people, and have taxes double in order to pay for everything that goes into it?
Everything needs to strike a balance - policing, sentences, prisons. You are knee-jerk reacting to everything.
DEATH SENTENCES don't stop people from committing crimes, so why would this be any different? The point is, if a person can be rehabilitated to be an effect member of society then a sentence that helps them achieve that is in the greater public interest. More jail time just makes a person more likely to be a lifetime criminal when they get out.
Dr.Experience 9/6/2013 9:48:55 AM Report
All vechicles should come with the alcohol breath testers, or be made by the government to install them.Never mind doing this after being charged numerous times with DUI's.They put so many useless features in cars why not put something that can save lives...
methos 9/6/2013 10:07:59 AM Report
Thank you to those that have been calling the police with the tips regarding these drunk drivers.
If we all take a stand and report these people so that more are getting caught maybe these drunks will get the message.
Enough is enough. No more drunk drivers!
"B" 9/6/2013 10:14:50 AM Report
I agree with Dr.Experience that all vehicles should have a device to indicate if the driver is under the influence. Although it is great that people are taking to their cell phones to report these drivers because police can't be in the right place at the right time. I have reported erratic driving and felt good that perhaps I had just saved an accident.
But mostly lets stop putting the blame on solely the bars.....several people leave restaurants drunk and their family and friends homes also. At the end of the day it is the driver who is 100% at fault .....
Corr 9/6/2013 10:16:44 AM Report
Why don't the police just designate an officer to park outside of each drinking establishment and monitor who comes out of them, they'll see who stumbles out and nab them before they even get into their vehicles... I see drunk people getting into their cars coming out of places like Misty 50's & The Rosie all of the time and in my opinion, bars should be held accountable if one of their patrons leaves drunk and ends up killing someone.
"B" 9/6/2013 10:22:58 AM Report
Corr.....this is very unfortunate you naming business's......as I stated every business who sells alcohol can be at risk...from the high end restaurant to the little dinner with a license to sell alcohol....
Tag33&1/3rd 9/6/2013 10:27:29 AM Report
Totally agree Dr. EX! There's also so many stoned from pot or high on opiates too! Will need a device like a glucometer or something--- test the blood! (for levels above manageable / driveable doses) ---ahh u know what I mean.
But good idea for sure for alcohol!
redy 9/6/2013 10:30:08 AM Report
how many people have to die before people get the hint
derek 9/6/2013 12:07:34 PM Report
lets go back to horse and buggy
what a joke!
Let the police do their jobs.
Thank god there out there be nice to see more...Be safe OPP and city police...dealing with idiots all day sounds like fun!
mac2 9/6/2013 12:21:46 PM Report
hmm, well, i think that drinking and driving by itself doesnt have that much of a deterrent, hence drinking and driving everyday people are getting caught, you dont even know about the 100s a day that go on locally, that dont get caught, but when someone dies, then it's serious, whether it was a complete accident or whether the driver was a completely smashed. it's like a gamble to people, that they dont realize i guess, u had a few beer, go to drive, seems like everyone does it, and you are rolling the dice, that if somehow an accident occurs, and someone gets hurt or dies, then watch out! how many of you know someone that has or does drink and drive? how many of you have done it yourself? how easy is it to come into a circumstance where an accident might occur, and ruin many peoples lives, on both sides of the fence?
easy to hate, easy to post comments, harder to understand, or where to go from here.
maybe a more serious deterrent on the initial drinking and driving charge, and not wait until someone dies before people have to look at how serious this is?
i dont know, interested in hearing people's ideas, not so much on the hate and idiotic comments.
popo 9/6/2013 12:39:05 PM Report
I’m not one to make comments online but with all these people being caught drinking and driving still I feel I need to. Soo Today has all these banners and flashing adds on their site. I think when these people who chose to drink and drive without regard for others, when charged and found guilty of this needless crime. Soo Today should post the date and names of these people for a full 365 days or as long as their sentence lasts. Every person who looks at this website can see and will remember what these people chose to do.
Call it a public service announcement.
mac2 9/6/2013 12:40:42 PM Report
cool idea, wont happen, wont work
sportsfan17 9/6/2013 12:51:31 PM Report
Take away their license for life. I'm sick of this $#!T! If you get a DUI, you can walk/bike/take the bus the rest of your life. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.
The pain I saw on the faces of Christa's family and friends last night should NEVER have to be repeated for anyone else! Absolutely senseless..
Dr.Experience 9/6/2013 1:52:45 PM Report
Unfortunately taking away their licences for life doesn't work....many people drive around the Sault with no licence with out getting caught....I agree they should be taken to the morgue and made to sit there and look at the victims beat up body
thomas 9/6/2013 1:57:02 PM Report
Maybe fellow patrons of the bars need to start calling the police about drunks when they leave, or discretely tell the bartenders to do it and watch and make sure that the call is made.
They might be called rats for a time, but someone has to start taking control of this situation, and I'm sure fellow patrons don't wish another fatal accident involving their friends.
meema 9/6/2013 4:09:38 PM Report
Alot of them do learn ....cant judge one for all. We do need stiff penalties. Some get scared enough to NEVER do it again. Doesnt make it right. I dont agree with it but we all make mistakes....some big ...some really big. Its something to make you think...on how it affects others. Would certainly not like anyone to get hurt or killed. Very upsetting. Some of the families need alot if moral support.
meema 9/6/2013 4:53:20 PM Report
Btw....this isnt the full true story...I was up there. I was told he was fine but someone called in...3 beers....empty gut. He drove fine apparently...just breath test...notch over.
onions 9/6/2013 5:15:15 PM Report
BS meema, hes a drunk sob!
onions 9/6/2013 5:16:08 PM Report
3 beers in 20min maybe.......
meema 9/6/2013 6:13:59 PM Report
Im sorry he is not a sob....I know this guy. I dint sgree with what he did but hes a decent guy
moose23 9/6/2013 6:20:00 PM Report
MAKES YOU WONDER HOW MANY ARE NOT BEING CAUGHT BY THE POLICE...
riverman 9/6/2013 6:55:48 PM Report
I am trying to make sense of your posts. Are you talking about one of the two accused mentioned in this police report, or are you referring to Michael Casselman?
"B" 9/6/2013 7:08:02 PM Report
Unfortunately all murderer's are nice guys....NOT!!!! he murdered that women by his own actions....one beer, two beers, don't matter if you drink don't drive...how many times does that need to be shoved down someone's throat? Seriously there has to be extreme action taken to start setting an example of all drunk drivers!!!!!
enough is enough!!! ever notice it is never the drunk who gets hurt or killed it's always the innocent.....so don't give me this he's a nice guy bull!!
Jessicaa_* 9/6/2013 7:25:46 PM Report
She's talking about one of the persons in this post. But there is no excuse for drinking and driving or being high and driving. There should be MAJOR sentences, and I agree you injure or ki somebody due to this you should deserve the same pain + more. And unfortunately even if police monitured the bars a lot of the times it's not even from the bar it's from people's houses social events anywhere. It's unfortunate. And these innocent people are dying way to young for stupid and wreck less choices. "Meema" isn't trying to defend anybody but she knows this young man in this post personally and this is why she said what she said. But she understands that it was totally unacceptable and he deserves these comments as too all the other stupid idiots who decide to do this As well, so I apologize in advance to anybody who may have gotten offended over that.
Archie 9/6/2013 8:35:16 PM Report
I believe the only deterrent to the drinking and driving crisis we face is to hit the offender where it hurts most. The love affair with the automobile, truck or other motorized vehicle is as strong here as ever.
How many drivers would risk their shiny new many thousand $$$$$$$$$ vehicle on a possible DUI charge if they knew up front that if caught over the limit and found impaired they LOSE THEIR VEHICLE permanently. First offence... vehicle gone... imagine how much they would enjoy those 0% 96 month payments of $300 bi-weekly on a vehicle they no longer have?? What a reminder of their folly... pay for their crime every 2 weeks for the vehicle they have lost.
So... the car may not be new.... or financed... but if it is gone.... there is that constant reminder of their stupidity every time they call the cab, or take the bus. having no vehicle in this society is akin to having your legs cut off.
We remove seniors from the road for the possible health issues. We need to do the same for the drinking drivers.... what we have in place right now is not working.... as evidenced by the spate of charges post the death of Christa. Removing the licence does not deter the idiot with a car close at hand and a brain full of alcohol... they will get in the car and drive because their judgement is impaired..... can't do that if they don't have a car.
So what.. someone loses a $60000 car or a $100000 car.... bet Christa's family would trade off any car on this planet to get her back. Sadly, they can't do this.
We probably shouldn't even have drinking and driving limits... .05 or .08... and the drunk has to determine whether or not he/she has exceeded such limit. How about .00 If you drink..... you DO NOT DRIVE. Personally, wuss that I am.... and being a very infrequent drinker.. I know that I have that little buzz after only 1 beer... am I impaired?... not sure... do I want to take the chance... NO way..
To the guys that can pack away 6 beer or more after a round of golf or a hockey game.... and then drive home.... you may be the next headline on Soo Today news.
Skyferret 9/6/2013 10:31:48 PM Report
We all know it's wrong to drink and drive, whether it be 2 drinks too many or several. But there's one thing about some people. It's like they're too drunk to realize how drunk they are. It's as if they're at the point of being zombie intoxicated and have no clue they're about to get behind the wheel. Not everyone's like that, but those that do just make you shake your head.
canadiens_8 9/7/2013 3:34:05 PM Report
After the recent tradegy with the young Lukenda girl, why the hell are people still doing this? First this town had/has murders, numerous break ins and assualts, and now drunkdriving fools. This town is going to sh-t and fast. The result of driving impaired needs to be much more severe.
Working Man 9/7/2013 8:25:21 PM Report
That is the most intelligent comment that I have ever seen on sootoday in my entire life. I definitely agree with you.
All these other persistent hateful bashing troller pos's don't seem to realize that they are not helping the problem whatsoever. You were the only person that actually came up with a very good proactive solution for this problem. If only they would impliment it as a law to install breathalyzers in your vehicle. The only problem with that is it would be very annoying if you have to breath into it every 3 minutes. But, if they made them to just start the vehicle, and have a scale on your seat to shut down the car when you exit the vehicle, that would be better.
Losing your license forever doesn't work. Bigger fines? A lot of people are down 20grand for a DUI. More if they lose their jobs. More if they get in an accident. Increasing peoples debt will NOT work to solve this problem. Being abused in jail doesn't work either. Cyberbulling doesn't solve anything either....
With some of the hateful comments I see on here, I wouldn't be surprized if you're a weenie who beats his wife. As it seems to me that you seem to think abuse solves things.