Call to police from LCBO results in Impaired Driving charges

Your Orangeville Police Service has arrested and charged a 56-year-old Orangeville man with Impaired Driving after police were contacted by a LCBO staff member who refused to serve him Thursday afternoon.

On Thursday, October 11, 2018, at approximately 12:15 p.m., police received a call from an employee of the LCBO at 40 Broadway, to report a possible impaired driver. Police learned that a male had attended the LCBO store but when he attempted to purchase alcohol he was refused service as the staff member felt the male showed signs of intoxication.
The man left the store and was observed entering a vehicle in the parking lot and driving off. A description of the vehicle and the male were relayed to police. An officer was in the area on foot patrol and attempted to stop the vehicle but was unsuccessful. Police located and stopped the vehicle a short time later on Lisa Marie Drive. While placing the driver under arrest, a female passenger attempted to pull the officer away from the accused male. The female proceeded to jump on the back of the officer. A nearby citizen assisted the officer by taking control of the female. The female was also placed under arrest.

As a result of the investigation, Gary McNally, 56, of Orangeville, was arrested and charged with Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Driving a Motor Vehicle with More Than 80 Milligrams of Alcohol in 100 Millilitres of Blood, Flight From Police, Resisting Arrest and Failing to Comply with a Probation Order.

The accused man’s driver’s licence was suspended for a mandatory 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for a mandatory 7 days. McNally was held in custody pending a bail hearing regarding the allegations.

Melody Mayer, 33, of Orangeville, was charged with Obstructing a Peace Officer and Failing to Comply with a Probation Order. Mayer was eventually released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court in Orangeville on October 30, 2018, to answer to the allegations.

Posted on October 12, 2018