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Citizen call results in drug-impaired charge for Essa man

Police located the suspect and vehicle in the parking lot of an Essa Township gas station
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TOWNSHIP OF ESSA - A man is charged with drug impaired driving after a citizen called 911 to report a suspected impaired driver.

On Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at approximately 7:40 p.m., officers from the Nottawasaga Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were called to a local gas station located in the area of County Road 10 and County Road 21 in the Township of Essa for a suspected impaired driver.

 Police attended the area and located the suspect male and vehicle in the parking lot of the gas station. After further police investigation, the driver was arrested for impaired driving by drug.

The male, 30-years-old from Essa Township was charged with operation while impaired by drug. His driver's licence has been suspended for 90 days and his vehicle has been impounded for seven days.

The accused was released from custody and will attend a future court date at the Ontario Court of Justice in Bradford.