Man pulled over twice within an hour
A Moose Deer Point First Nation man has been charged after being pulled over twice in one night.
The West Parry Sound OPP says the man was first stopped on Highway 400 in McDougall Township on Sunday. Just before midnight that day an officer spotted a vehicle going slower than the speed limit and then veering onto the shoulder.
The officer pulled the vehicle over and spoke to the driver. The OPP says the officer could smell burnt cannabis, searched the vehicle, and found an undisclosed amount of what was believed to be marijuana.
The 51-year-old driver was charged with driving while having cannabis readily available. The OPP says he failed a sobriety test, was given a three-day suspension, and the vehicle he was driving was towed away.
Then, just after 1:00am, the OPP says the man was caught driving on Bowes Street in Parry Sound. He was stopped and charged with driving while suspended. That vehicle has been impounded for seven days.
The OPP is reminding drivers that there is no safe amount of drug or alcohol consumption when getting behind the wheel. If you see anyone you believe to be an impaired driver you’re asked to call 911 immediately.