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Teen driver facing impaired charges

The charges stem from a traffic stop on Blake Avenue after police say they observed a vehicle driving erratically on Bruce Street
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A 19-year-old is facing impaired driving charges following a traffic stop on March 29.

Police say they conducted a traffic stop on Blake Ave. after observing a vehicle driving erratically on Bruce St. at approximately 2:30 a.m.

As a result, Reece Burch is facing charges.

Following is a full release from police on the charges

On March 29, 2022, officers with Patrol Services charged 19-year-old Reece Burch with operation while impaired – alcohol and/or drug.

Around 2:30 a.m. officers observed a vehicle driving erratically on Bruce St. Officers conducted a traffic stop nearby in the 0-100 block of Blake Ave. Upon speaking with the driver, officers identified him as the accused and developed grounds to believe his ability to operate a motor vehicle was impaired by alcohol.

He was arrested and subsequently provided two samples into an approved device, registering two fail results.

He is charged with,

  • Operation while impaired – alcohol and/or drug
  • Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80+).
  • Adult young driver – blood alcohol concentration above zero under Highway Traffic Act

He was released on an appearance notice and is scheduled to appear in court on May 30, 2022.