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OPP charge Lively woman for driving while high with crack-cocaine in vehicle

She was stopped on Hwy. 69 Nov. 27 after a complaint about an erratic driver
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A 30-year-old Lively woman accused of driving on Highway 69 while high on drugs is facing several charges after being stopped by the OPP on Nov. 27.

At 9 p.m. that evening, the Nipissing West OPP responded to a traffic complaint about a southbound vehicle driving erratically on Highway 69, near Pioneer Road in the City of Greater Sudbury.

Officers stopped the vehicle on the highway near Crooked Lake Road. 

Upon speaking with the driver, officers concluded that the driver was under the influence of a drug, and conducted a Standard Field Sobriety Test (SFST), which resulted in a fail.

Officers seized a small quantity of drugs suspected to be crack cocaine, along with drug paraphernalia.

The driver was arrested and transported to the Greater Sudbury Police station for further testing by a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE). 

As a result of this evaluation, the driver was charged with:

  • Operation While Impaired - Alcohol and Drugs, contrary to section 320.14(1)(a) of the Criminal Code (CC);
  • Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance - Cocaine, contrary to section 4(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

The accused was released on an Appearance Notice and is scheduled to appear in Sudbury court Dec. 30.

The woman was also issued a 90-day Administrative Driver's Licence Suspension (ADLS) and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.

This charge marks the 66th driver charged under criminal impaired driving laws in the Nipissing West Detachment area in 2020.