Novice Driver Charged with Presence of a Drug/Speeding  

(Innisfil, ON) A 20-year-old Innisfil man is charged with Speeding and Novice Driver Presence of a Drug following a traffic stop in Innisfil.

On Friday, May 10, 2019 at 9:00 a.m., a South Simcoe Police Service officer observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed on Sideroad 5. While conducting a traffic stop, the officer detected an odour of cannabis and made a demand for a test using the new Approved Drug Screening Equipment. The test resulted in positive readings for THC and cocaine.

The G2 driver was charged with the following:

 

Novice Driver Presence of a Drug

Speeding

Driver Fail to Properly Wear Seatbelt

 

The driver was issued a 3-day licence suspension and his driver’s licence was seized.

Young and novice drivers are prohibited from having any presence of cannabis in their system as well as other drugs that can be detected using approved drug screening equipment.  

The Ministry of Transportation has these tips to avoid driving while impaired by drugs or alcohol:

 

Have a plan to get home safely. Have a designated driver, use public transit, call a friend or family member for a ride, call a taxi or ride share, or stay overnight.

Ask your doctor or pharmacist about side effects related to driving when using prescription medication.

Read the information on the package of any prescription drugs or over-the-counter medicine, including allergy and cold remedies.

Ask your doctor or pharmacist about how a prescription drug could affect you. Remember that combining drugs and alcohol together can impair your ability to drive more than using either one alone.

 

On Thursday, May 9, 2019, South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to 75 calls for service.

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