Impaired Driving and Drug Offences
Media Release – Impaired Driving and Drug Offences
Incident 1 – Impaired Driving
On October 23rd at 3:52pm officers received a report of a male consuming liquor at a licenced establishment in Southampton. The male was observed to be unsteady on his feet and enter a vehicle. He was observed drive to a motel and park his vehicle.
Officers arrived on scene and located the male’s vehicle parked near motel units. The male was located a short distance away in a unit. Upon speaking to the male, officers detected signs of alcohol consumption. A roadside breath test was administered, resulting in a “fail” He was placed under arrest and transported to the station for an Intoxilyzer breath test.
At the station the male provided two samples:
- 220 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood
- 210 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood
A 63 year old Southampton man has been charged with
Operation While Impaired – Blood Alcohol Concentration
His driver’s licence was administratively suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for seven days. He was released with a court date.
Incident 2 – Impaired Driving by Drug and Drug Possession
On October 23rd at 9:10pm a vehicle was observed driving in the area of Wellington Street and River Street. The operator of the vehicle committed a series of Highway Traffic Act offences.
A vehicle stop was conducted and the male driver was found to be subject to a driver’s licence suspension. He was placed under arrest. During a search incident to arrest officers located a quantity of suspected crystal methamphetamine. The male was transported to the station for further investigation.
While at the station officers, who had a suspicion that the male was impaired by drugs, conducted a Standard Field Sobriety Test. The male performed poorly during this analysis. As a result a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) was utilized to evaluate the male’s sobriety.
The DRE conducted a variety of tests on the male and determined that his ability was impaired by drug to operate a motor vehicle.
A 46 year old Port Elgin has been charged with:
- Possession of Schedule 1 substance – Methamphetamine
- Possession of Schedule 1 Substance – Opioid
- Operation while impaired – Drugs
- Drive Motor vehicle – No Licence
- Stop Sign – fail to stop
The male was issued 90 day driver’s licence suspension and the vehicle he was driving was impounded for seven days. He was released on a promise appear and an undertaking given to an officer in charge.
Media Relations Officer
Sergeant Andy Evans