Welland man charged with impaired after hitting stop sign, phone pole


Published June 29, 2022 at 1:39 pm

The Niagara Police were called in when a resident saw a full-size car hit a telephone pole, then a stop sign in St. Catharines yesterday (June 28).

The police responded at 8:50 pm to the intersection of Lake Street and Dufferin Street after the now-damaged 1999 Pontiac Grand-Am fled the scene.

Just six minutes later, they found the driver on Geneva Street at St. Paul Street and suspecting a flight risk, quickly boxed the car in to prevent it from moving further.

Sheen Thomas Casey, 28, of Welland was charged with impaired driving, exceeding the legal blood alcohol level, dangerous driving, failing to remain at the scene of an accident and driving without insurance.

Casey was issued an Administrative Driver’s Licence Suspension (ADLS).  The ADLS is issued to everyone charged with similar impaired driving offences.  The ADLS prohibits him from operating a motor vehicle for 90 days from date it was issued.

He was later released with a future court date of July 29 at the courthouse in St. Catharines.

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