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St. Charles woman pulled over on Hwy. 17 is facing impaired charges

She also had a small amount of drugs suspected to be cannabis

A 31-year-old St. Charles woman is facing impaired driving and drug charges after the OPP pulled her over on Hwy. 17 East in Greater Sudbury Feb. 7 following a traffic complaint.

The Nipissing West OPP received the traffic complaint at 1:03 p.m. Feb. 7. 

The vehicle in question was located, and during the investigation it was determined that the driver was impaired. The woman was arrested and transported to the Greater Sudbury Police Service (GSPS) for further testing.

A search of the person revealed a small amount of drugs suspected to be cannabis.

The suspect 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 I Substance- Other Drugs, contrary to section 4(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act; and
  • Drive vehicle or boat with cannabis readily available, contrary to section 12(1) of the Cannabis Control Act, 2017.

The accused was released on an Undertaking and is scheduled to appear in Sudbury court March 10.  She was issued a 90-day Administrative Driver's Licence Suspension (ADLS) and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.

This incident marks the tenth driver charged under the criminal impaired driving laws in the Nipissing West Detachment area in 2021.