Impaired driver hands Sarnia police officer lottery tickets instead of licence
A Sarnia police officer sent to a crash at the corner of Campbell and Sutton streets asked Austin Lapointe-Hall for his driver’s licence and insurance documents.
“But instead Mr. Lapointe-Hall handed him two lottery tickets and seemed confused,” assistant Crown attorney Meaghan Jones said Friday in a Sarnia courtroom.
The 21-year-old Sarnia resident eventually found the right documents and admitted to the officer he had two Twisted Teas. He struggled when asked to get out of his car.
Lapointe-Hall, one of three suspected impaired drivers charged in three days by Sarnia police at the time, pleaded guilty Friday to the charge. While representing himself in court, he told the judge there was no damage to the cars from the crash.