Stunt Driver Arrested While Under the Influence of Cannabis
A 42-year-old Kitchener man was arrested after a stunt driving incident early Thursday morning. Police then determined he was operating his vehicle while under the influence of cannabis.
On Thursday, May 28, 2020, at approximately 6:30 a.m. a Hamilton Police officer was travelling northbound on Highway 6 near Concession #5 when he noted an ongoing vehicle had crossed over the centre line and was travelling at a rate that exceeded the posted speed limit. Once the vehicle passed the fully marked cruiser, the officer changed his direction and located the vehicle a short time later as it was held up with traffic.
While interacting with the 42-year-old man from Kitchener, police believed he was operating his vehicle while under the influence of a drug. He was arrested and taken into police custody. Through continued investigation, police located evidence of cannabis in the immediate area of the driver.'s seat. The evidence was seized for court proceedings.
The male is scheduled to appear in court on Monday, October 5, 2020, to answer to several charges.
- Cannabis rolled cigarettes
- Liquid Cannabis products
- Kitchener man, 42-years-of-age
- Operate motor vehicle - impaired by drug (cannabis)
- Speeding- 144 km/hr in a posted 80 km/hr zone
- Stunt Driving
- Unlawful purchase of cannabis
- Operate motor vehicle with cannabis readily available
Although the recent driving campaign Project Recalibrate has concluded, Hamilton Police officers remain vigilant in traffic enforcement for public safety.
If you have any information that you believe could assist Police with the investigation into this crime you are asked to contact Division Three Staff Sergeant Office by calling 905-546-3886.
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