Drug-im­paired com­mer­cial driver nabbed

North Bay Nugget - - NEWS -

A com­mer­cial mo­tor ve­hi­cle driver from Sud­bury was charged for be­ing im­paired by drugs, Thurs­day. On­tario Pro­vin­cial Po­lice stopped the ve­hi­cle for a traf­fic vi­o­la­tion at 2 pm in Temagami while the high­way was closed in both direc­tions so a trac­tor-trailer could be pulled from An­gus Lake, south of the com­mu­nity. OPP say the driver ex­hib­ited signs of im­pair­ment and was sub­se­quently ar­rested. his driver’s li­cence was sus­pended and the ve­hi­cle was towed and im­pounded. Keith Wil­ford, 57, was charged with driv­ing while abil­ity Im­paired mo­tor ve­hi­cle (Drug). he is sched­uled to ap­pear be­fore the On­tario Court of Jus­tice in Temiskam­ing Shores Oct. 30. The Temiskam­ing de­tach­ment of the OPP re­minds mo­torists to drive sober. Im­pair­ment by drugs is a crime un­der the Crim­i­nal Code of Canada and driv­ers who are charged with driv­ing while im­paired by drugs are sub­ject to the same penal­ties as those who are charged with driv­ing while im­paired by al­co­hol. The OPP has says it has drug recognition eval­u­a­tion of­fi­cers who are “skilled in the de­tec­tion and in­ves­ti­ga­tion of drug im­paired driv­ers.” A charge of im­pair­ment by drugs in­volves all drugs, be it pre­scrip­tion, over-the-counter and those that are il­licit. Should you ob­serve a sus­pected im­paired driver, dial 911 or con­tact the On­tario Pro­vin­cial Po­lice at 1-888-310-1122.

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