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Driver facing drug impairment charge as part of Thanksgiving weekend OPP blitz

The driver was charged after security personnel at the Cedar Point car ferry notified police about a potential impaired driver
2021-05-20 OPP cruiser
Uniform officers of the Southern Georgian Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were kept busy over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend while participating in the Operation Impact traffic safety initiative.

Over the Oct. 8-13, 2021 timeframe, 123 drivers were ticketed with speeding violations, 14 drivers were ticketed for other traffic violations along with two drivers found to be driving while under suspension. As well, one driver registered a three-day suspension on the Roadside Screening Device (ASD) and one impaired driver as follows were removed from North Simcoe area roadways.

Uniform OPP officers responded to a request from security personnel of a possible impaired driver getting onto the MV Sandy Graham car ferry at Cedar Point, Beausoleil First Nations. Attending officers located the suspect vehicle and driver blocked in on the ferry deck and entered into an impaired driving investigation upon speaking with the lone driver. A search of the driver during the investigation also netted officers a quantity of cocaine.

As a result of this investigation Chad Myles King, 36 years, of Christian Island has been charged with the following offences;

  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance- Cocaine contrary to the Controlled Drug and Substances Act
  • Operation while impaired - drugs contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada

The accused was released on an undertaking to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Midland on Nov. 18, 2021 and is subject to the 90 day licence suspension and vehicle impoundment under the Ministry of Transportation (ADLS) guidelines

Educating the public about safe driving practices with our community safety partners is a priority, if you see a possible impaired driver or operator please "Make the Call" and dial 911 and help prevent a crash.