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Two drunk driving arrests last night

Saturday, June 14, 2014   by: SooToday.com Staff
NEWS RELEASE
 
SAULT STE. MARIE POLICE SERVICE
 
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On the13th of June 2014 at 8:15 p.m. City Police attended at a single Motor Vehicle Collision at McNabb Street and Campbell Avenue, a vehicle hit a hydro pole. 
 
Officers noted that the driver appeared to be under the influence of alcohol.
 
As a result of the investigation 33-year-old Jeffrey Syrette of Frontenac Street was arrested and charged with Care and Control while ability impaired and over .80. 
 
He will appear in court on July 14.
 
On the 14th of June 2014 at 2:20 a.m. City Police observed a possible impaired driver on Second Line West. 
 
The vehicle had no headlights on and was weaving side to side crossing two lanes at a time. 
 
Officers noted that the driver appeared to be under the influence of alcohol.
 
As a result of the investigation 33-year-old Robyn Eshkibok of Old Garden River Road was arrested and charged with over .80. 
 
She will appear in Court on July 14.
 
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Javaman 6/14/2014 10:30:03 AM Report

I guess they will never learn...lets get them off the streets for a very long time. It should be an automatic "lose your license for 3 years" on a first conviction. On a second conviction...sorry...you lost your license for life.
sportsman 6/14/2014 10:38:06 AM Report

Slap on the wrist, they could have killed someone.
asp 6/14/2014 10:38:46 AM Report

Good job getting the drunk drivers off the road!!! Too bad that guy who killed the boy on Queen street a few years ago wasn't giving a drunk driving test.
celeste5 6/14/2014 11:03:30 AM Report

All involved with that young man,s
death on Queen Street will have to live with that,
they must be guilt ridden, maybe not.
phatbear336 6/14/2014 11:09:47 AM Report

This is just my thought but a lot of people who get their license taken away still have they keys to their car or truck. I say if you are charged with a DUI you have your license taken away for three years AND your keys and car are impounded. Other wise these people will never learn, as long as they still have the keys to their vehicle then they don't care about the license.
retalynnguay 6/14/2014 11:37:32 AM Report

The guy who killed that boy on queen was an umpire at my baseball. Try having a straight face and anger in check when having to deal with him every game. He is the scum of the earth and same with his disgusting mother she said the kid was an idiot being on the road. She is the idiot who gave birth to a vile stupid son of a well you know.
Norm 6/14/2014 12:06:09 PM Report

Retal, is he scum for hitting the boy, or being a bad umpire. Not sure by the way you blogged.
mac2 6/14/2014 12:46:58 PM Report

make breathalyzer machines mandatory in all vehicles, u can have tv's etc all coming in vehicles now, but not a breath machine? gimme a break, if the people wanted it that bad, it would be done.
too many people put effort into shit that isnt helping anything concerning drunk driving etc. push for the machines in every vehicle, case closed, :P
mac2 6/14/2014 12:49:26 PM Report

make some more tshirts or some shit, maybe that will help, lol.
shju 6/14/2014 12:53:07 PM Report

I am all for removing drunk drivers from the roads. I am all for removing anyone who is also distracted on the roads. There are far more accidents and deaths by non alcohol related incidents.
mallet 6/14/2014 12:54:19 PM Report


Phatbear...

I completely agree. If you lose the privilege to drive then you should not have access to your vehicle either. I knew quite a few people when I worked in Sudbury who regulary drove while suspended, one guy had 7 DUI convictions, but still drove to work every day, got caught 2 or 3 times and an extra fine and years more licence suspensions, did not make a difference.. Lose your licence, lose your vehicle, may make a few more people think twice before driving drunk.. Too many "civil Liberties Lawyers" for that to happen though...
asp 6/14/2014 1:24:40 PM Report

This guy who lives across the street from me was caught drinking and driving and that nigth he beat his wife. This whole incident happened a few months ago and he is driving around and see her. When in the papers it said he is not suppose too, then a few week ago she was put into a ambulance. I look outside to check because the elderly lady and man across the street I keep a eye on them, I was worried.
Prrrrrrr 6/14/2014 1:34:06 PM Report

Phatbear....you're right , years ago my brother in law lost his license for a year, he gave the car to his brother in another town because he knew he would drive. He's never reoffended.
downtheline01 6/14/2014 2:06:20 PM Report

The guy who killed the boy on Queen St still drinks and drives. How guilt ridden could he really be???
Christina216 6/14/2014 2:30:44 PM Report

And you know this how downtheline?
Notperfect 6/14/2014 2:44:33 PM Report

Let me tell you about an event that happened a couple of months ago. A group of young people in their 20s went to the bar and left at about 2:00 a.m. They had all been drinking. One young fellow (who had been drinking) refused to get into the vehicle with them and decided to walk on the street straight home.
A police officer stopped him and asked him why he was walking at that hour. He told the police officer. The police officer questioned him - had he been stealing from cars (no) , was the cell phone his (yes) and searched him (probably for drugs). When he found that there were no drugs, the cell phone was his and he hadn't stolen anything, the 23 yr. old (who is slight of build and attends college) was charged with being drunk in a public place and put in a holding cell and released to his mother in the morning! (He had to pay a $70 fine for being drunk in a public place.)
What lesson does this teach? - That police use their brute and "power". Maybe it would have been good public relations to give the young fellow a ride home!! (By the way, the young fellow could have called his mom to pick him up but didn't because he wasn't too far from home and didn't want to wake her up.)
I hope that Chief Davies - and all of the police officers - read this!
Prrrrrrr 6/14/2014 3:11:21 PM Report

That should be front page news
soowat 6/14/2014 6:39:08 PM Report

Notperfect

Is that the whole story? As a person that spent some time dealing with drunks,I found most of them, when confronted by authority, were rude abusive,stupid and people that would try the patience of a saint. Since I was not a law enforcement person I didn't have the authority to charge them,jail them or haul them off into the wild and leave them although it would have been nice
MYPOINT 6/14/2014 7:22:23 PM Report

In my humble opinion, the police who were involved in investigating that accident on Queen East a while ago were a hell of a lot more worried about their 'friend' who had killed the young man than they ever were for the young man who was killed ( or any of his family ).

I seem to recall that absolutely nothing happened to any of these very biased police officers and the drunk also got off with very little also.

I think that the 'new' chief of police should re-open this case INTERNALLY and investigate this case a lot further. I also think the Judge who heard this case should be kicked off of the bench for showing such an obvious bias towards helping the police and their 'friend' instead of seeking real justice for this motor vehicle murder ( why should I call it an accident when the man was drunk and driving and he hit and killed the young man ... it is and was murder no matter how you look at it as far as I am concerned )!!

As always, your views may differ :)
Sam C 6/14/2014 8:28:18 PM Report

MYPOINT... your post is very close to being libel.

There was never any proof that the driver was "drunk," only his admission that he has had a drink at some point before driving.

Ask yourself if that's a standard you can meet -- that you have never driven, and do not drive, if you have had even a single drink.

statusquo 6/14/2014 8:43:20 PM Report

MYPOINT,

You may know more than we do, but then you should have been coming forward during the investigation.
I agree that the "procedures" and police conduct during that unfortunate incident "stink"!
However..making statements like you have could potentially lead you into very serious legal trouble!
As Sam said it is very close to libel.
retalynnguay 6/15/2014 11:18:04 AM Report

What I meant norm was that he is a horrible umpire yes but and even worse human being. Both him and his mother said the kid was an quote "idiot for being on the road". Well don't you think your son was an idiot for going behind the wheel knowing he had a drink? Don't you think he is an idiot for not taking responsibility for the death of such a young person? He is a foul man and I hated him even before that incident both him and his mother. May you both suffer a life long regret for what you two have said and what he has done.
Jennie11 6/16/2014 9:47:48 PM Report

Funny how it always seems that people who get arrested for drunk driving are natives...ha!
Jennie11 6/16/2014 9:48:40 PM Report

Funny how it always seems that people who get arrested for drunk driving are natives...ha!
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