(MORRIS-TURNBERRY, ON) - A teenager from Howick Township is facing several charges following a traffic stop that occurred this past weekend just outside of Wingham. At approximately 12:43 a.m. on Saturday, June 23, 2018 a small sports car entered into a Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (RIDE) checkpoint that was set up at North Street West and Josephine Street North.
Upon speaking with the young driver police observed marihuana and open alcohol inside the vehicle. Additionally, police believed the driver had consumed some alcohol so a roadside test was conducted. The driver complied and blew a fail. He was subsequently arrested and transported to the Walkerton OPP Detachment for breath tests. Upon providing breath samples to the Intoxilizer Technician his tests resulted in a 3-day driver's licence suspension.
The 19-year-old driver from Howick was charged with Possession of Cannabis -Marihuana, Novice Driver - BAC Above Zero, Drive Motor Vehicle with Open Container of Liquor, Fail to Have Insurance Card and Fail to Properly Wear Seat Belt.
The accused has a court date scheduled for July 23, 2018 at the Ontario Court of Justice - Goderich.