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Severn Township man facing impaired charges

Two concerned residents called OPP about incident; During an impaired driving investigation, drugs were observed in the vehicle, police say
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The Orillia Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has arrested and charged a male with impaired driving by drug after two calls from concerned motorists in the Township of Severn.  

On July 1, 2020, just prior to 9 p.m., the Orillia OPP received two separate calls from the public reporting a motorist driving erratically southbound on HWy 11, north of Orillia. Police searched for the vehicle and located it in a north-end hotel parking lot. While officers began an impaired driving investigation, drugs were observed in the vehicle. The male driver was arrested and an OPP Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) was called to assist with the investigation.  

As a result, the driver, David Goggins, age 44, of Severn Township was charged with:    

  • Operation While Impaired - Drugs, contrary to Section 320.14(1)(a) of the Criminal Code 
  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance - Opioid, contrary to Section 4(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act  

The accused was released on a Form 10 Undertaking and is set to appear on September 08, 2020 at the Ontario Court of Justice, Orillia.  

The Orillia OPP would like to thank everyone who share the responsibility of keeping our roads and waterways safe by reporting impaired drivers. We are committed to serving our province by protecting its citizens, upholding the law and preserving public safety. If you have any information about crime in our community please contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). You can submit your information online at if you have any information on this crime or any other crime. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and you will remain anonymous. Being anonymous, you will not testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward of up to $2000.