(MORRIS-TURNBERRY, ON) – Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged a Huron East resident with several offences after entering a Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (R.I.D.E.) check on January 15th.
Huron OPP officers were conducting R.I.D.E. checks on January 15th on Queen Street in Belgrave when a northbound minivan entered the checkpoint at approximately 9:20 p.m. In speaking with the female driver, officers had reason to believe that the driver was impaired by drug, and she was subsequently arrested. A quantity of suspected methamphetamine was found on the driver during a search.
The accused was then transported to the Walkerton OPP Detachment for further tests by an OPP Drug Recognition Expert.
Further investigation revealed that the driver was also suspended from driving.
Tamara DIXON, 23 years-of-age from Huron East has been charged with the following offences:
– Operation while Impaired – Alcohol and Drugs,
– Possession of Schedule I Substance – Methamphetamine
The accused was also charged under the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) for Driving While Under Suspension.
The involved vehicle was towed and impounded for seven days.
The accused has since been released from custody with a court appearance scheduled for February 27th, 2023, at the Ontario Court of Justice – Goderich.