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Police follow erratic vehicle. Jonathan arrested

Friday, April 18, 2014   by: Staff



On April 18, 2014 at approximately 2:20 a.m., city police were in the area of Albert Street East at Blutcher Street.

They followed a vehicle that was driving in an erratic manner.

The driver Jonathan Paul Gassi age 42 of Queen Street East, was arrested for [allegedly] having care and control of a motor vehicle while impaired and [allegedly] having care and control of a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol over the legal limit. 

The accused will appear in court on May 26, 2014 at 9 a.m.

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Mr. Poster 4/18/2014 8:06:10 AM Report

One by one we are getting these drunks off the streets.
thomas 4/18/2014 8:15:34 AM Report

Another drunken loser getting behind the wheel.
janetleigha 4/18/2014 8:17:32 AM Report

Probably just got his license back after his last charge in 2011.
Frio 4/18/2014 8:23:39 AM Report

Harder to tell now when observing erratic driving if the driver is drunk or just dodging potholes.
zartan 4/18/2014 8:50:22 AM Report

I laugh in agreement.
Mr. Poster 4/18/2014 9:05:16 AM Report

Good one Frio hahah
soowat 4/18/2014 10:13:24 AM Report

The police clued in to the fact that the drunk is the one hitting the potholes. He/she is not able to see them or react in time to avoid them. Thus straight line driving becomes haphazard and suspicious
pony 4/18/2014 10:19:02 AM Report

Frio, I am guilty of that.
Powerwise 4/18/2014 10:21:27 AM Report

So proud of our police for [allegedly] nabbing another [allegedly] drunk driver.

He must have [allegedly] failed a roadside breathalyzer test, I would presume?
TFinn 4/18/2014 11:25:42 AM Report

I wonder what his comment would be if asked ... if he now wished he had called a cab or drivers seat ..??
frnlak 4/18/2014 12:13:08 PM Report

How can you not drive eradically. Everyone does every day for obvious reasons. If you drive in a straight line there might be a problem.
Kanadien 4/18/2014 1:22:02 PM Report

A road side may not have been done. If the driver was clearly intoxicated, no need to put that person on a road side. Just another tool that can be disputed by the defence. Since a demand was made, bring the driver back to the station and put on the breathalyzer. That is all that's needed if you have grounds to believe they are intoxicated. there are numerous factors that determine this. If you have suspicion that someone was drinking and believe they should not be driving, then a road side would be used. If you blow into the roadside device and do not do it properly, meaning deliberatly messing up the test, then you will still be charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle.

As for avoiding pot holes, I get the joke and I did laugh but there is a huge difference from driving erratic and avoiding pot holes. I do agree though, the pot holes are ridiculous and how could you not swerve back and forth to avoid them.
rob6667 4/18/2014 3:44:08 PM Report

everyone can talk tough with there identities masked, love to see any of you say what youd say on here if people knew who you actually were, if you cant say it to someones face dont say it
steelworker 4/18/2014 7:25:12 PM Report

Put a lid on it.
TFinn 4/19/2014 1:48:02 PM Report

To drink and drive is a choice ...and it's likely you will get caught, causing grief for their family, furthermore it may cause people to be hurt or worse, a fatality.There's much to lose. People who drink and drive also cause insurance rates to rise for all the good drivers. So posters on this site have every right to voice their opinions. Personally I don't give a rats ass if they or their friends are offended by the comments about these offenders on this site, they totally deserve what they get.
Mr. Poster 4/20/2014 9:36:59 AM Report

How any of us so called social drinkers, at one time or another, left a party and took quiet streets home? I suggest many of us did and we just did not get caught. At least when I was young that is what was going on. I think those ideas have changed a lot and more people use designated drivers and cabs to get home. We still have a long way to go though.
sparkey222 4/21/2014 7:14:07 AM Report

Yes thats the answer drive on quite streets where children play. There is NO REASON EVER to drink and drive, period and if you do you are a heartless inconsiderate self-centred jerk.
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