DRIVER PASSES OUT AT LCBO LOT LEADING TO A DOZEN CHARGES
(SOUTH HURON, ON) – Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged a Thorndale resident with twelve offences after an observant citizen contacted police for a driver passed out behind the wheel of a vehicle in the Kirkton LCBO parking lot on January 10th.
Huron OPP officers were dispatched to the Kirkton LCBO located on Road 164 in South Huron at approximately 11:30 a.m. on January 10th. When officers arrived, they observed a white Ford Escape parked in the LCBO parking lot with a lone male behind the wheel. The vehicle was running, and the driver was eventually awoken by police. Officers had reason to believe that the driver was impaired by drug, and he was subsequently arrested. A quantity of suspected fentanyl was found on the driver during a search.
The accused was then transported to the Wellington OPP Detachment for further tests by an OPP Drug Recognition Expert.
Further investigation revealed that the Ford Escape and attached license plates were stolen out of London. The driver was prohibited from driving and was also bound by a probation order and another release order.
Bradley MILLS, 34 years-of-age from Thorndale has been charged with the following offences:
Operation while Impaired – Alcohol and Drugs,
Possession of Stolen Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000,
Possession of Stolen Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000,
Fail to Comply with Probation Order x 2 counts,
Possession of Schedule I Substance – Opioid,
Fail to Comply with Release Order,
Operation while Prohibited x 2 counts.
The accused was also charged with Highway Traffic Act (HTA) and Cannabis Control Act (CCA) offences, including Driving While Under Suspension, Use Plate Not Authorized, and Drive Vehicle with Cannabis Readily Available.
The involved vehicle was towed and impounded for seven days.
The accused was remanded into custody.