Driver charged with drug impaired

On Sunday, September 16th, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. members of the Saugeen Shores Police
Service assisted the Ontario Provincial Police concerning a report of a suspected
impaired driver on Highway 21. As officers were searching for the vehicle, a second call
from the public reported that the vehicle was being operated in a dangerous manner.
The vehicle was observed crossing into oncoming traffic, forcing other motorists to take
evasive action to avoid a collision.

With assistance from witnesses, officers located the vehicle parked in the Giant Tiger
parking lot in Port Elgin. The driver was arrested and transported to the station. A
Drug Recognition Expert conducted tests on the man and as a result he has been charged
with:
• Driving while ability impaired – drug
• Possession of a schedule one substance – fentanyl.
The 22 year old Georgian Bluffs man was released with a court date.

On Saturday, September 15th, 2018 at 4:40am an officer on patrol on Goderich Street
observed a vehicle swerving from side to side. A vehicle stop was conducted on
Highway 21 where the officer spoke to the driver and made observations of impairment.
The driver was arrested for impaired operation of a motor vehicle and transported to the
station. At the station the driver failed a breath test.
A 37 year old Neyaashiinigmiing man has been charged with:
• Driving While Ability Impaired
• Driving with more than 80mgs of alcohol in blood