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Ditched Vehicle Leads To Cocaine Bust

(HURON EAST, ON) – Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged a Howick Township resident with Impaired Operation and a drug possession offence after a complaint was reported to police on Sunday, August 20th

Huron OPP officers were dispatched to Jamestown Road in Huron East at 9:00 a.m. on August 20th. A concerned citizen had observed a vehicle partially in the ditch and contacted OPP. Officers located the involved vehicle and spoke to the driver who displayed signs of impairment. Officers had reason to believe that the driver was impaired by drug, and they were subsequently arrested.

The accused was then transported to the Huron OPP Detachment in Clinton for further tests by an OPP Drug Recognition Expert (D.R.E.).  

Lance BRIGHTON, 62 years-of-age from Howick Township has been charged with the following offences:

–      Operation while Impaired – Alcohol and Drugs,

–      Possession of a Controlled Substance – Cocaine.

The accused was additionally charged with an offence found in the Highway Traffic Act (HTA).

The involved vehicle was towed and impounded for seven days. The accused’ driver’s licence was suspended for 90 days.

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