Brantford Police Service received a report from a concerned citizen regarding a possible impaired driver at approximately 5:20 p.m. on Friday, March 11.
The citizen advised she observed a female driver slouched over the steering wheel of a vehicle, parked on Lynnwood Drive.
Officers attended the area, located the vehicle at Lynnwood Drive and Colborne Street and initiated a traffic stop.
While speaking with the accused, officers observed signs of impairment. The accused was subsequently arrested for Impaired Operation (Drug) and transported to complete evaluation before a Drug Recognition Officer.
Search incident to arrest located suspected Oxycocet (opiate), along with drug paraphernalia in possession of the accused.
A Drug Recognition Expert evaluation was completed, where it was found that the accused’s ability to operate a conveyance was impaired by drug.
As a result of the investigation, a 39-year-old woman from Hagersville, stands charged with the following:
- Operation while Impaired – Drug – contrary to the Criminal Code
- Possession Schedule 1 – Other Drug – contrary to the Controlled Drug and Substance Act
Additionally, the accused’s license was suspended, and the vehicle impounded as per law.