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Steven charged with failing to provide breath sample (4 photos)

Monday, June 09, 2014   by: SooToday.com Staff

NEWS RELEASE

SAULT STE MARIE
POLICE SERVICE

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At approximately 2:18 a.m., officers observed a vehicle heading eastbound on Wellington Street East towards Pim Street at an extremely high rate of speed.

When they were able to reach the vehicle they found that it had failed to negotiate the turn at Wellington and East Street and crashed into the guard rail.

The driver of the vehicle, Steven Turco, age 29 of Terry Fox Place, was arrested and charged with fail to provide a breath sample.

He will appear in court on July 14, 2014.

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(PHOTO: Emergency personnel attend to a crash at Wellington and East Street early this morning. Photos submitted by loyal reader Adam)

 

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dadal 6/9/2014 8:31:29 AM Report

No breath? Then another drunk driver, NOT drugs. I'm surprised the police didn't tear the veh apart searching for drugs.

Sarcasm aside, alcohol is a far worse "drug" problem in this city and sadly by the age of this person, the message is not getting out there.
book-end 6/9/2014 8:40:11 AM Report

Scratching my head here . To be going "eastbound " on wellington east and not negotiate the turn at East St. , he would have to have been going the wrong way on Wellington St E before East St. the description in the story just does not make sense to me.
help me 6/9/2014 8:42:16 AM Report

some people just never learn it's to late after they kill somebody by drinking and driving I hope they make this guy go to rehab it sure can't hurt
Sam C 6/9/2014 8:49:51 AM Report

dadal... how do you figure "alcohol is a far worse "drug" problem in this city?"

Are people breaking into cars and houses to steal to support their drinking habit? I'm not denying alcohol is a big problem here, but I wouldn't say it is "far worse" than drugs.
crashed13 6/9/2014 10:11:45 AM Report

Looks like he was going the wrong way on a one way street as well. That's the guard rail for the house at Wellington and Oakland.
asp 6/9/2014 10:21:11 AM Report

When you saw the picture of that corner did it bring back memories of that accident that claimed a life, years ago. This person is lucky!!
Sam C 6/9/2014 10:22:31 AM Report

Look closer, crashed.... that IS Wellington and East. There is only a guardrail on the one corner.

book end... I suspect he may well have been heading eastbound towards Pim. He might have turned right onto Pim, and circled around and come up East Street from Queen.

Or, whoever typed the News Release mistakenly typed "east" (easy enough mistake, Wellington EAST, EASTbound).
Frio 6/9/2014 10:37:52 AM Report

If the alleged impaired driver was trying to go home after a night of drinking, he would be driving east to Terry Fox Place in the east end. So maybe he was taking the shortest route by going the wrong way on Wellington, not likely he was making the best decisions at the time.
book-end 6/9/2014 10:57:26 AM Report

@ Samc . I understand what you are saying. It may well be a condensed version of what happened, none the less , reading it in its current form leaves one a little confused.
Sam C 6/9/2014 11:13:17 AM Report

Frio... that's a possibility, but the cops spotted him on Wellington approaching Pim, two blocks east of East St. Either he went around the block, or did a U-turn and headed back westbound on Wellington.

Or, he was actually heading westbound to begin with.
thera 6/9/2014 12:01:27 PM Report

There is no way he was going the wrong way on Wellington East and then crashed at that corner. I drove by it on my way to work this morning (approx. 4:20am, ugh), and the car was facing the proper way (facing up East street) and looks like he didn't negotiate the turn properly where East street and Wellington meet. This is indeed a poorly written article.
Stevie-E 6/9/2014 12:05:14 PM Report

It's so crazy.

There's options out there to get you home safe...like cabs or a designated driving company if you don't have a friend who can do it.

If someone really needed their vehicle the next day, there's a service called Driverseat that does it for like $25 bucks!

So, $25 bucks or a lifetime of increased insurance rates, fines, vehicle repairs, the stigma of driving drunk...

...or worse, the stigma of hurting or killing someone!

When will people learn??!
d.brown 6/9/2014 12:21:29 PM Report

This must be why my water was brown this morning.thanks puc
JellyFisch 6/9/2014 12:26:09 PM Report

When Mr. Brown drinks water it becomes browns water!
CB4 6/9/2014 1:00:11 PM Report

Terry Fox place, nothing to see here, move along
dericklenius 6/9/2014 1:14:18 PM Report

Same charge as if he blew over the legal limit. Dumbass.
ducky58 6/9/2014 1:22:02 PM Report

Really people who gives a shit which way he was going. He was impaired and smashed his car into the guard rail. Just be lucky it wasn't one of your family members. Because if it was one of mine someone would be paying big bucks.
ducky58 6/9/2014 1:25:21 PM Report

d brown get a frigging live buddy. Really stupid response.
ranny 6/9/2014 1:42:46 PM Report

@Stevie-E The problem is, no one wants to pay for a cab as a ride home. They rather use that money as drinking money. Then blame the establishment it was their fault for serving them. It's pretty common sense. If you're planning to go out drinking,have a designated driver or get ready to call a cab. Called planning ahead. Guess some people lack the common sense or safety of others.
book-end 6/9/2014 2:14:56 PM Report

@dericklenius..... not quite the same charge. but same penalty...... He probably wont have an impaired conviction, as they have no evidence of him being over the legal limit other than observations made by the police.
d.brown 6/9/2014 2:52:02 PM Report

@ducky58 maybe you should also learn to spell "life" wow.
K FINLAYSON 6/9/2014 3:18:46 PM Report

What an idiot, he could have killed someone, well he is off the road for now!
ducky58 6/9/2014 5:17:59 PM Report

d.brown I made a mistake but you still need to get a life. I can fix my mistake. I don't think you can get a life so sorry for you.
macgyvr 6/9/2014 10:12:45 PM Report

I went to see the sight on Monday. I'm not AN ACCIDENT INVESTIGATOR NOR A CSI. IDO THINK HOWEVER THAT REASON WILL PREVAIL. The vehicle was heading WEST jumped the island and ended hitting the guard rails. The tire marks on the yellow perimiter of the island tell the story. The way I SEE it.
Boomer4771 6/9/2014 10:55:25 PM Report

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