Vehicle Impounded Following Positive Cannabis Reading in Driver
On April 22, at approximately 12:35am, a Corman Park Police Service member was finishing up a traffic stop on Highway 11 near Warman when this vehicle failed to slow to 60km/h as it passed by the patrol vehicle with its lights in operation. A traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle on Highway 11 just north of Township 390. Upon speaking to the driver a strong odor of cannabis was detected coming from inside the vehicle.
When questioned, the three occupants of the vehicle denied the presence of and consumption of cannabis. A search of the vehicle found fresh cannabis joints, along with joints that had just recently been smoked.
An Oral Fluid Demand was made on the driver and the Dalmeny Police Service was requested to bring a SoToxalizer to the location of the stop to test for the presence of cannabis in the drivers system.
A sample of oral fluid was provided by the driver resulting in a positive reading for cannabis. The driver was issued a 120-day license suspension due to this being their second roadside suspension for driving under the influence of cannabis. The vehicle was then impounded for 30 days as one of the passengers was under 16 years of age.
The cannabis was seized and tickets issued to passengers for being minors in possession of cannabis and to the driver for possession of cannabis in a vehicle.
CPPS Issue Various Tickets on Clarence Avenue Over Two-Day Period
April 24, Corman Park Police Service conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle travelling 50 km/hr over the posted speed limit of 60 km/hr on Clarence Avenue. The driver was issued a $865.00 speeding ticket and the vehicle was impounded for 7 days due to the high rate of speed.
On April 25, Corman Park Police Service (CPPS) set up a check-stop on Clarence Avenue. Officers stopped vehicles travelling both directions. During this time, the officers issued four 72-hour suspensions and arrested two impaired drivers that provided breath samples close to double the legal limit.
CPPS reminds motorists to always plan a safe ride home and that there are also numerous ride share options out there to take advantage of.