Calgary, AB,

Police charge man with impaired driving

We have charged a man with several offences following a string of dangerous driving incidents that took place on Christmas Eve.

On Saturday, Dec. 24, 2022, between 11:40 a.m. and 12:05 p.m., we were called for several reports of a vehicle driving dangerously, including a hit and run that occurred in the southeast area of the city.

The vehicle, described as a white Chevrolet Express van, is believed to have travelled southbound on 24 Street S.E., to northbound Deerfoot Trail S.E., and then westbound on Anderson Road S.E., to northbound Bonaventure Drive S.E., where police attempted to conduct a traffic stop.

After failing to stop for police, the driver continued northbound driving erratically as he continued through the intersections of 109 Avenue S.E., and Fairmont Drive S.E. The vehicle eventually came to a stop at Willow Park Drive S.E.

The driver was taken into custody.

As a result, Jaise Michael BAILES, 51, of Calgary, has been charged with:

  • Impaired driving
  • Impaired driving over the legal limit
  • Dangerous operation of a vehicle
  • Flight from a peace officer

He was also issued tickets for other traffic-related violations.

BAILES will next appear in court on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023.

“We are thankful several Calgarians reported this impaired driver to us, and we subsequently took him into custody and removed him from driving on city streets,” said Staff Sergeant Mark Auger of the Calgary Police Service General Investigations Unit. “This incident occurred on Christmas Eve near busy shopping centres and plazas when many Calgarians were out and about preparing for the holidays. We are thankful no one was injured and are once again reminding Calgarians to plan for a safe ride home this holiday season.”

Police are still looking for dashcam footage from the incident and are asking anyone with information to contact police by calling 403-266-1234. Tips can be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers through either of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477


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Case # CA22522436/4868