Cannabis Three-Day Licence Suspension

(Bradford, ON) South Simcoe Police Service has recorded its first three-day roadside licence suspension for cannabis.

On Thursday, May 9, 2019 around 1:00 p.m., police stopped a commercial motor vehicle on Holland Street West in Bradford for disobeying a sign. 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 a positive reading for THC. A 43-year-old Toronto man was issued a three-day licence suspension and a ticket for disobeying a sign.

Under provincial cannabis legislation, there is zero tolerance for young, novice and commercial motor vehicle drivers.

You are not allowed to have any cannabis in your system (as detected by a federally approved oral fluid screening device) if you are driving a motor vehicle and you:

  • are 21 or under
  • have a G1, G2, M1 or M2 licence
  • are driving a vehicle that requires an A-F driver’s licence or Commercial Vehicle Operator’s Registration (CVOR) are driving a road-building machine

Driving impaired by cannabis is illegal and dangerous. Cannabis, like many other drugs, slows your reaction time and increases your chances of being in a collision.

 

On Wednesday, May 8, 2019, South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to 94 calls for service.

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