Impaired Driver Arrested, Warrant Executed, Cocaine Seized at Traffic Stop
A Hamilton Police Officer on proactive patrol observed a vehicle stopped at a green light. The investigation revealed the driver was impaired, the passenger had two outstanding warrants for his arrest and cocaine was present in the vehicle. The vehicle occupants were arrested and the cocaine seized as evidence.
On Thursday, February 21, 2019, shortly after 1:30 a.m., a Hamilton Police officer was on proactive patrol in the area of King William Street East and Emerald Street North. At that time the officer’s attention was drawn to a Red Chevrolet Uplander minivan that was stopped at the intersection on a green light. A male was observed standing at the driver’s side window conversing with the driver. A preliminary investigation revealed the registered owner of the vehicle was a suspended driver. The vehicle proceeded to drive off and a short distance away a traffic stop was conducted. As police conversed with the driver they learned he was the registered owner. Further investigation revealed he was under the influence of alcohol. The driver was arrested without incident for driving while suspended and impaired operation of a motor vehicle.
Police located a male sitting in the rear of the van, not wearing his seatbelt. Being in violation of the Highway Traffic Act, police requested he identify himself. The male refused and was arrested. During the search of the male, police located items which suggested possible drug activity. Eventually, identification was located for the male and the subsequent investigation into his identity revealed outstanding arrest warrants with Peel Regional and the Hamilton Police. Additionally, he was also bound by court orders which he was violating.
A search of the cabin area between the driver and passenger resulted in police locating an undisclosed amount of cocaine.
The passenger was taken into police custody and held for a bail hearing.
The driver was taken into police custody and later released. He will appear in court on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, to answer to the driving-related charges and Wednesday, March 20, for the drug charge.
The motor vehicle will be impounded for a seven day period.
The cocaine was seized as evidence.
- Camiche Lual, 28-year-of age, from Brampton
- Possession of a controlled substance - Cocaine
- Fail to comply Probation X3
- Fail to comply Recognizance
Warrant executed for failure to comply probation
- 53-year-old Hamilton man
- Possession of a controlled substance – Cocaine
- Operate conveyance while impaired
- Operate conveyance excess alcohol 80mg/100ml blood