On Thursday April 12, 2018 members of the Huntsville Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were conducting R.I.D.E. on Highway #60 at Grandview Drive in Huntsville.
Officers stopped a white van, and the initial investigation lead to the seizure of a bag of marijuana. It was also determined that the driver had been drinking.
As a result of the entire investigation a 36-year-old male from Peace River, Alberta, was arrested and charged with several offences including:
- Drive While Ability Impaired under the Criminal Code of Canada
- Drive while having more than 80 mgs of alcohol per 100 mltrs of blood – C.C.
- Possession of a Schedule II drug (marihuana) under 30gms. under the Controlled Drug Substances Act.
- Driving a Motor vehicle with Liquor Readily Available under the Liquor Licence Act
- Drive While Suspended x 3 under the Highway Traffic Act.
- Drive While Child Passenger not Properly Secured x7- H.T.A.
The accused was driving with his family, including his spouse and seven children who were between the ages of 11 months old and 8 years old. His licence has been suspended for a period of 90 days and his vehicle impounded for seven days. He will appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Huntsville on May 16, 2018 to answer to his charges.
Huntsville OPP believes that enforcement on our patrolled highways is an essential part of saving lives in Ontario.
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