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Joseph MARTIN Was Arrested

(LAURENTIAN VALLEY TWP, ON) – A driver is facing several charges after a vehicle was stopped during a RIDE Program in Laurentian Valley Township. 

On June 18, 2024, at approximately 2:00 a.m., officers from the Upper Ottawa Valley (UOV) Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) encountered the vehicle at a RIDE Program. As part of the investigation a Roadside Screening Device was utilized, and the driver was transported to the detachment for further testing. Suspected cocaine was seized during the investigation. 

Joseph MARTIN, age 32 of London, ON, has been charged with the following Criminal Code (CC), Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) and Liquor Licence Control Act (LLCA) offences:

·        Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration 80mg plus

·        Possession of a schedule I substance – cocaine

·        Driving motor vehicle with liquor readily available

The accused had their driver’s licence suspended for 90 days and their vehicle was towed and impounded for seven days. The accused was released and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Pembroke on July 30, 2024

The Upper Ottawa Valley OPP is committed to making our roadways safe with RIDE programs throughout the year, at any time of the day or night.