A father has been charged with Impaired Driving following a collision on an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) that injured his five-year-old son.
On Saturday, March 19, 2016, shortly before 3 p.m., York Regional Police were called to attend a collision involving an ATV in a parking lot in the area of Pasedena Drive and Lake Drive South in the Town of Georgina. When officers arrived they found a five-year-old boy suffering from minor injuries and he was transported to hospital.
When officers spoke with the boy’s father, they could smell a strong odour of alcohol. The father was placed under arrest for Impaired Driving.
Officers were able to determine that the father was driving an ATV in a parking lot, with his son seated in front of him between his legs. As he was driving across the parking lot, he struck a wooden pole, which ejected his son off of the ATV and into the pole.
Charged: Jason RAE, 28, Town of Georgina
Mr. RAE is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Newmarket on April 6, 2016.
Impaired driving, by drug or alcohol, is a senseless and preventable crime that continues to destroy the lives of innocent people every day says Impaired Driving Lawyer Chris Avery. Impaired driving remains the number one criminal cause of death in Canada. When you drink or use drugs and drive you not only risk your life and those of your passengers, but the lives of every other driver and pedestrian on the road. We continue to urge citizens to report impaired drivers. We consider these calls a potentially life-threatening crime in progress and we respond to these calls promptly.
The message is clear: DO NOT DRINK ALCOHOL OR USE DRUGS AND DRIVE.