Marcus plows through a snowbank, hits a car and fails to remain

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On January 11, 2024, officers charged 26-year-old Marcus Diaz-Gallant with operation while impaired, dangerous operation, and several other offences.

Around 5:30 p.m., 911 Communicators received a report of an driver who had driven through a snowbank, crashed into a parked car on Broadview Street, and driven away erratically. Officers were dispatched to the area and conducted a traffic stop of the suspected driver in the area of Second Line West and Goulais Avenue.

Upon speaking with the driver, officers developed grounds to believe their ability to operate a motor vehicle was impaired by alcohol. The accused provided multiple breath samples into an Approved Screening Device, all of which were above the legal limit. They were arrested.

The accused is charged with:

  • Dangerous Operation
  • Operation While Impaired – Drug and/or Alcohol
  • Operation While Impaired – Blood Alcohol Concentration (80+)
  • Driving While Under Suspension (Under the Highway Traffic Act)
  • Fail to Remain (Under the Highway Traffic Act)

The accused was released on an appearance notice and is scheduled to appear in court on February 12, 2024.


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