Woman charged with impaired driving in connection with deadly Ajax crash

Woman charged with impaired driving in connection with deadly Ajax crash
Man killed by suspected drunk driver helped get one off the road just hours earlier
DURHAM — Just hours before being killed by a suspected drunk driver, a man had helped Durham regional police identify another suspected drunk driver.

Richard Lindsey, 50, of Oshawa was killed after the vehicle he was travelling in was struck on Salem Road and Highway 401 at about 3:15 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 19.

St. Louis appeared briefly in an Oshawa bail court Monday afternoon and was remanded in custody for a hearing Tuesday. St. Louis, who was seated in a wheelchair and had visible bruising on her face, said nothing during the appearance.

Oshawa man killed in Ajax crash, driver faces impaired charges

Durham regional police report that several hours earlier, Lindsey had assisted officers from the West Division in a separate incident by identifying a suspected drunk driver, which led to impaired charges laid against that driver.

St. Louis appeared briefly in an Oshawa bail court Monday afternoon and was remanded in custody for a hearing Tuesday. St. Louis, who was seated in a wheelchair and had visible bruising on her face, said nothing during the appearance.

Lindsey was driving a blue Chevrolet Equinox security patrol vehicle when he was getting off the eastbound 401 at Salem to head north. A southbound white BMW SUV slammed into the Equinox.

Durham Regional Police report that several hours earlier, Lindsey had assisted officers from the West Division in a separate incident by identifying a suspected drunk driver, which led to impaired charges laid against that driver.

Lindsey was taken to a local hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. The driver of the SUV suffered minor injuries and was taken to hospital.

Durham Regional Police report that several hours earlier, Lindsey had assisted officers from the West Division in a separate incident by identifying a suspected drunk driver, which led to impaired charges laid against that driver.

Melanie St. Louis, 42, of Kingston Road East in Ajax has been charged with impaired operation causing death and exceeding .08.

Lindsey was driving a blue Chevrolet Equinox security patrol vehicle when he was getting off the eastbound 401 at Salem to head north. A southbound white BMW SUV slammed into the Equinox.

St. Louis appeared briefly in an Oshawa bail court Monday afternoon and was remanded in custody for a hearing Tuesday. St. Louis, who was seated in a wheelchair and had visible bruising on her face, said nothing during the appearance.

Lindsey was driving a blue Chevrolet Equinox security patrol vehicle when he was getting off the eastbound 401 at Salem to head north. A southbound white BMW SUV slammed into the Equinox.

In addition to the criminal charges St. Louis faces several Highway Traffic Act charges relating to her status as a novice driver.

Members of the DRPS traffic services branch, collision investigation unit, investigated and the scene was closed for several hours while evidence was collected.

Members of the DRPS traffic services branch, collision investigation unit, investigated and the scene was closed for several hours while evidence was collected.

Members of the DRPS traffic services branch, collision investigation unit, investigated and the scene was closed for several hours while evidence was collected.

In a cruel irony, Durham police say a man killed by a suspected drunk driver in Ajax Monday morning helped them get one off the road just hours earlier.

Durham police say Richard Lindsay, 50, of Oshawa, called 911 Sunday night after seeing an erratic driver.

Richard Lindsey, 50, of Oshawa was killed after the vehicle he was travelling in was struck on Salem Rd. and Hwy. 401 at about 3:15 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 19.

He was then was killed in a collision and Melanie St. Louis, 42, of Ajax, has been charged with impaired driving causing death and exceeding 80 mg.

Lindsey was taken to a local hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. The driver of the SUV suffered minor injuries and was taken to hospital.

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