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Man charged with impaired after failed roadside screening

While speaking with the three occupants of the vehicle, an officer noted the smell of alcohol on the driver's breath
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NEWS RELEASE

SOUTH SIMCOE POLICE SERVICE

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On Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, around 5 a.m., South Simcoe Police Service officers were patrolling a neighbourhood park in Bradford, after numerous citizen complaints.

As they pulled in, they observed a vehicle driving in the parking lot. While speaking with the three occupants of the vehicle, an officer noted the smell of alcohol on the driver's breath. After a roadside screening device test resulted in a fail, the driver was taken to the station for further testing.

During a search, a quantity of small denomination bills were located on the suspect, and a quantity of cocaine was found in the vehicle.

A 20-year-old Bradford man was held for a bail hearing charged with impaired driving, drive over 80 mgs, possession of cocaine and possession for the purpose of trafficking-cocaine. His driver's licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle impounded.

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