Impaired by drug charge laid

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(SIOUX LOOKOUT, ON) On December 8th, 2018 the Lac Seul Police service was conducting a RIDE check in the community of Frenchman’s Head.

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A female motorist approached check point. Officers observed signs of impairment by a drug.  

A standard Field sobriety test was administered and the driver performed poorly. An Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Drug Recognition Officers was requested by the Lac Seul Police.

A Drug Recognition Evaluator completed their tests with the driver and as a result, 32 year old Melissa Southwind of Frenchman’s Head has been charged with:

  • Impaired operation of a motor vehicle by drug contrary to section 253(1)(a). 

The driver was release on a Promise to Appear. She will appear in Lac Seul Court on Jan 10, 2018.

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Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Lac Seul Police Service at 807-582-3802 or their nearest police authority.  

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or submit a tip on line at www.tipshelp.comwhere you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000. Anyone wishing to report a suspected impaired driver is asked to phone 9-1-1 to report it to police.

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