RAMA POLICE SERVICE
The Rama Police Service strives to do its part to take intoxicated drivers off the roads.
Rama Police Service has recently acquired the Drager DrugTest 5000. The system is a fast, accurate means of testing oral fluid from a driver to detect THC (cannabis) and cocaine which assists the police in determining impairment.
Rama Police officers have recently been trained in the operation of these Approved Drug Screening Equipment roadside devices. They will be used when the officers have a suspicion that a driver of a motor vehicle may have THC or cocaine in their system.
If a driver tests positive their drivers licence will be suspended under the HTA for a minimum 3 day period if the impairment of the driver is not to a level to where it becomes a criminal investigation.
On Friday May 7, 2021, Rama Police stopped a motor vehicle to conduct a sobriety investigation and made a demand for a road side sample using the Drager DrugTest 5000 and the test result of the male novice driver was positive for cocaine. He received a three-day licence suspension due to presence of a drug HTA 44.2 (4) and had his driver’s licence seized.
On Saturday, May 8, 2021, Rama Police stopped a motor vehicle to conduct a sobriety investigation and made a demand for a road side sample using the Drager DrugTest 5000 and the test result of the male driver was positive for cannabis. The male novice driver received a three-day suspension due to the presence of a drug (HTA 44.2 (4)) and his driver’s licence was seized.
On Sunday, May 9, 2021, Rama Police stopped a motor vehicle for speeding. As a result of the traffic investigation the 22-year-old male driver from Toronto, tested positive for THC (cannabis) and cocaine and was charged with driving while suspended (Sec 53 HTA, Sec 12(1) CCA2017), drive vehicle or boat with cannabis readily available and issued a suspension for novice driver presence of a drug. His driver’s licence was seized and his vehicle was impounded for 45 days.