Drug-impaired commercial driver nabbed
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.