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  Citizen Spots a Suspected Impaired Driver in Ajax

Feb 01, 2018 14:34 ET

A 33-year-old male faces numerous charges after a fast-food employee called in a suspected impaired driver in Ajax.

On Thursday, February 1, 2018, at approximately 2:35 a.m., members of West Division responded to a restaurant drive-thru in the area of Bayly Street and Monarch Avenue in Ajax for a report of a suspected impaired driver. Officers arrived and located the male and when officers attempted to arrest the suspect and a struggle ensued. The suspect resisted arrest but was eventually taken into custody. The suspect and both officers received minor injuries and were treated at a local hospital and released.

Matthew HEMMINGS, age 33 of Osterhout Place in Toronto, has been charged with: Impaired Care and Control of a Motor Vehicle; Fail to Provide Blood Sample; Possession of Schedule I Substance For the Purpose of Trafficking (Cocaine). Assault with Intent to Resist Arrest x2; Drive While Under Suspension; Drive Motor Vehicle with Liquor Readily Available and Novice Driver with B.A.C above Zero.

He was held for a bail hearing.

Anyone with new information about this investigation is asked to contact West Division at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2521.

Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.