Two Belleville residents charged with impaired driving over weekend

Belleville Police Service – Photo by Hollie Pratt-Campbell/Hometownist

The Belleville Police Service (BPS) report that they charged two local residents with impaired driving over the weekend.

The first incident occurred early Saturday morning at around 2:30 a.m.

“Thanks to a call to police, a concerned citizen assisted in getting an impaired driver off city roads over the weekend,” reads a BPS media release.

The resident who called was concerned after observing an erratically-driven vehicle in the area of College Street East and North Park Street. The caller advised police that the driver slammed into a snowbank and kept driving, despite causing damage to the vehicle.

An officer located the vehicle on Station Street and ascertained the woman behind the wheel was impaired by alcohol. She was arrested at the scene and transported to the Belleville Police Station for additional alcohol testing.

Charged with impaired driving, failing to comply with a demand for a breath sample and careless driving is Katrina Eagleton, 32, of Belleville.

Charges have not been proven in court. Eagleton was released on an undertaking and a court date of Feb. 22 to face the charges.

In a separate incident, a 37-year-old Belleville man has a court date next month after he was charged with impaired driving late Sunday.

Police say that an officer on patrol noticed a vehicle exceeding the speed limit on North Front Street shortly before 11:30 p.m. and pulled the motorist over.

An investigation determined the man had been drinking alcohol and was impaired, the media release states.

Charged with impaired driving and having 80 mgs of Alcohol in his blood is Gordon Thomas, 37, of Belleville.

Charges have not been proven in court. Thomas was issued a court date of Feb. 8 to face the charges.

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