On Monday, October 4, 2021, 1 District (St. Catharines) uniform officers were conducting general patrol when they conducted a traffic stop for a suspected suspended driver in the area of Niagara Street and Lakeshore Road, in the City of St. Catharines.
Investigation revealed the driver operating the vehicle had just dropped off his children at school and was observed with an open can of beer in the passenger seat. Further investigation revealed that he was displaying signs of impairment. As a result the driver was asked to provide a breath sample which indicated a fail.
Adam Manuel (37 years old) of Lincoln, was arrested and charged with the following offences of:
Impaired Operation of a Conveyance – Exceed BAC, 320.14(1)(b) CCC Impaired Operation of a Conveyance, 320.14(1)(a) CCC Driving while under suspension, 53(1) HTA Drive motor vehicle – no license, 32(1) of the HTA Owner operate motor vehicle on a highway – no insurance, 2(1)(a) CAIA Surrender false insurance card, 2(3)(b) CAIA Knowingly use false insurance card, 13.1(1)(b) CAIA Driving a motor vehicle with open container of liquor, 32(1) LLA
Manual was held in custody pending a bail hearing to ensure the safety of the public, and was expected to appear in court on October 4, 2021.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Niagara Regional Police at 905-688-4111, ext. 1002200.