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Motorists help OPP nab driver impaired by drugs on Hwy. 400

33-year-old woman charged, vehicle towed and impounded for seven days
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SEVERN TOWNSHIP - Members of the Southern Georgian Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police were dispatched at 5:50 p.m. on June 5, 2019, to a possible impaired driver northbound on Highway 400 in Severn Township.

Several motorists had called the OPP Communication Centre reporting that a grey sedan had struck several highway guardrails and was still driving.

Two officers from the Southern Georgian Bay OPP Marine Unit responded while on their way to a marina for their marine assignment who located and stopped the suspect vehicle.

The officers observed the driving habits of the driver prior to the traffic stop and after speaking with the lone female driver they entered into an impaired driving by drug investigation.

The driver was transported to detachment and an investigation was conducted by a Drug Recognition Evaluator (DRE) officer into her ability to operate a motor vehicle.

As a result of this investigation, Ashley MARSHALL 33 years of Wasauksing First Nation has been charged with the following criminal code driving offence: 

  • Operation while impaired - alcohol and drugs contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada

Her vehicle was towed from the scene and impounded for 7 days and her driver's license has been suspended for 90 days under the Administrative Drivers Licence Suspension (ADLS) program. She was released from police custody on a recognizance to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Midland on June 20, 2019.