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OPP Charge Driver Impaired By Drugs

Posted: 2019-04-16 07:29:03 By: hbr

Bracebridge OPP arrested an impaired driver on Saturday thanks to the efforts of a concerned member of the public.

Shortly after 6 pm on April 13th, police received a call from a concerned driver regarding a suspected impaired driver after he was witnessed swerving and striking a curb.

Police were able to locate the suspect vehicle on Cedar Lane north of Taylor Road. The driver stopped the vehicle but forgot to put it in park. While officers were speaking with him, the vehicle began to roll away. The vehicle was stopped and safely put into park. The male driver was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while impaired by a drug.

Charged with Impaired Operation of a Motor, Operating without Insurance, Novice Driver with the Presence of Drug and Driving in Contravention of Conditions is 24 year old James Clarke of Bracebridge.

Clarke will appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Bracebridge on May 7th 2019 to answer to his charges.