On Monday, December 6, 2021, at approximately 5:10 a.m., patrol officers with the Brantford Police Service were approached by a witness who observed vehicle that had been stopped at a traffic signal for several cycles without moving. The driver of the vehicle was observed slumped over the steering wheel, appearing to be in medical distress.
Officers approached the driver’s side window of the running vehicle, and observed the male driver and a passenger, both slumped over in their seats. After several attempts, officers were able to wake the driver.
When speaking with the accused, signs of impairment were observed. The accused was then taken into custody without incident.
Search incident to arrest, located the following items in possession of the accused:
- Approximately 7.25 grams of dried Cannabis
- A small amount of suspected Crystal Methamphetamine
- Identification documents (not lawfully belonging to the accused)
The accused submitted to a Drug Recognition Expert Examination, where it was determined that he was impaired by drug.
Additionally, a search of the vehicle incident to arrest located an additional 795 grams (approximately) of dried cannabis.
As a result of the investigation, a 30-year-old man from Brantford, stands charged with the following:
- Operation while impaired (drug) contrary to the Criminal Code
- Possession of an Identity Document contrary to the Criminal Code
- Possession of a Controlled substance contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
- Possession Schedule II Cannabis Marihuana- Over 30 grams contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
- Have Care or Control of Vehicle with Cannabis Readily Available contrary to the Cannabis Control Act
- Green Light- Fail to Proceed contrary to the Highway Traffic Act
Additionally, the accused’s licence was suspended, and the vehicle impounded as required by law.