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Two drivers face impaired, cannabis charges

Both accused of driving with cannabis readily available in unrelated incidents
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NEWS RELEASES
ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE
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TOWNSHIP OF GUELPH-ERAMOSA - On Nov. 14, 2019 at approximately 11:20 p.m., the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Speedvale Avenue West at the Woolwich Townline involving a possible impaired driver.

Officers attended the scene and while speaking with the driver, an odour of an alcoholic beverage was detected on their breath. A roadside screening device test was conducted which resulted in a fail. During the subsequent search, police seized a baggy containing marijuana bud from the driver's pocket. The accused was placed under arrest and transported to a local OPP Operation Centre for further testing and while enroute they caused damage to the rear seat of the police vehicle. Once at the detachment the accused refused to provide a breath sample to the officer.

Further investigation revealed that the accused was breaching conditions of an undertaking.

Henry Harrickey, 22 years old of Cambridge has been charged with refuse to comply with breath sample demand, mischief and breach of undertaking x2 contrary to the Criminal Code; careless driving and novice driver BAC above zero contrary to the Highway Traffic Act; and drive motor vehicle with cannabis readily available contrary to the Cannabis Control Act 2017.

The accused was held for a bail hearing. A 90-day administrative driver's licence suspension (ADLS) and seven-day vehicle impoundment was initiated as per statute.

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TOWNSHIP OF PUSLINCH - On Nov. 14, 2019 at approximately 9:20 p.m., a member of the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) investigated the driver of a 2002 sedan on Townline Road near Stonebrook Road that failed to stop at a stop sign.

While speaking with the driver police detected the odour of an alcoholic beverage on his breath. A roadside screening device test was conducted which resulted in a fail. During the subsequent search, the officer seized a partially full container of liquor that was in the cup holder as well as a glass container containing marihuana bud from the passenger seat. The driver was placed under arrest and transported to a local OPP Operation Centre for further testing.

Dana Andrew McFarlane, 37 years old of Cambridge has been charged with impaired operation - 80 plus (mgs of alcohol in 100mL of blood) contrary to the Criminal Code, disobey stop sign contrary to the Highway Traffic Act, drive motor vehicle with cannabis readily available contrary to the Cannabis Control Act 2017, and adult drive motor vehicle with open container of liquor contrary to the Liquor Licence Act.

The accused will appear in the Ontario Court of Justice on Dec. 20, 2019 to speak to the charges. A 90-day administrative driver's licence suspension (ADLS) and seven-day vehicle impoundment was initiated as per statute.

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