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Collison With Parked Cruiser Results In Drug Trafficking Charges

(CENTRAL HURON, ON) – A resident of Owen Sound is facing Impaired Operation and Drug Trafficking charges after he crashed into a parked police cruiser south of Goderich.

On December 23, 2021 just after 12:30 p.m. a Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer pulled over onto the shoulder of Bluewater Veteran’s Highway with his emergency lights activated to assist a motorist that was changing a flat tire. Shortly after doing so a northbound sport utility collided with the rear of the police vehicle launching it forward into the disabled vehicle.

Fortunately the officer and the family in the disabled vehicle were not injured however upon checking on the driver of the sport utility vehicle police noted the driver had sustained some minor injuries. The driver was transported to a local hospital where he was treated and later released into police custody.

While interacting with the driver of the sport utility vehicle officers noticed the driver was displaying signs of impairment. As a result he was placed under arrest for Impaired Operation. A subsequent search of the accused found him to be in possession of suspected Cocaine, Psilocybin and more than 30 grams of Cannabis. 

Michel WILLIMOT, 53 years of age from Owen Sound has been charged with Impaired Operation, Distribute Over 30 grams of Dried Cannabis, Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Cocaine for the Purposes of Trafficking and Possession of a Schedule 3 Substance – Psilocybin. The accused has since been released from custody with a court appearance scheduled for February 7, 2022 at the Ontario Court of Justice – Goderich.    

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