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Impaired Driving by Drug

May 20, 2020

Media Release - Impaired Driving by Drug Arrest

On May 19th at 5:08pm officers were called to a parking lot in Southampton concerning a man who appeared to be unconscious in a vehicle.  Prior to police arriving the man left the area in the vehicle.

An officer on general patrol observed the vehicle being operated erratically on High Street in Southampton.  A vehicle stop was made on Grey Street.

The responding officer spoke to the driver who displayed signs of being impaired by a drug. During the arrest the officer located a small amount of suspected fentanyl in the driver’s possession.  He was transported to the station for further investigation.

At the station the man was assessed by a Drug Recognition Expert.  As a result of the examination the man was charged with impaired driving – by drug.

A 24 year old Bruce County man has been charged with:

  1. Operation while Impaired by alcohol and/or drug, sec. 320.14(1)(a)
  2. Possession of a Schedule I Substance, sec. 4(1) CDSA
  3. Disobeying Order of Court, sec. 127 CC

He was released on an Undertaking with a court date.


Media Relations Officer

Sergeant Andy Evans

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