Traffic stop leads to impaired driving by drug investigation

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A P.E.I. man is under investigation for Impaired Driving by Drug after being stopped for speeding on Highway 106, near Granton.

At approximately 9:20 p.m on May 8th, a 21-year-old man from Stratford driving north on Highway 106 was clocked on radar at 146 km/h. A traffic stop was conducted and when the RCMP officer approached the vehicle an odor of marihuana was detected which led to further investigation. With assistance from a Drug Recognition Expert from the Pictou County Integrated Street Crime Enforcement Unit, a drug evaluation was conducted which included obtaining a urine sample from the man.

A determination on Impaired by Drug driving charges will be made after lab results are returned from the lab.  The man was issued a ticket for driving 46 km/h over the posted speed limit which, if convicted, carries a penalty of $399.91.

Organizations: RCMP, Pictou County Integrated Street Crime Enforcement Unit

Geographic location: P.E.I., Granton.At, Stratford

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  • chief wiggam
    May 09, 2013 - 12:10

    i hope he is charged for impaired driving. people seem to think marijuana is harmless.

    • lisa simpson
      May 09, 2013 - 21:49

      First of all....Chief Wiggam....Charge the man with speeding.....only! Enough time, effort and tax payers money has been utilized. To seek out whether this man may have been impaired due to marijuana is starting to add real fast. Tests to be run, further investigation time, court time, and for what? The slim possibility it may hold up in court. Second.....Please, put up the statistics showing just how harmful marijuana is. Here is a statistic for you.....THERE ARE 100,000 ALCOHOL RELATED DEATHS PER YEAR. THE NUMBER OF MARIJUANA OVERDOSE DEATHS PER YEAR......ZERO!!!! Now, for the beneficial side of marijuana....there are many websites available at your fingertips. I suggest you look up Phoenix Tears. www.phoenixtears.com P.S. I will await your statistics regarding the harm the plant causes.