Skip to content

Marijuana driver caught twice, in just one hour

The officer could smell burnt cannabis coming from the vehicle
cannabis marijuana 2016
File photo.

A man caught driving with marijuana readily available didn't get the message this week.

Parry Sound OPP say on December 2, an officer was on patrol on Highway 400 in McDougall Township shortly before midnight and saw a vehicle driving slower than the speed limit and veering onto the right shoulder of the highway. The car was stopped and the officer could smell burnt cannabis coming from the vehicle.

Police found some suspected cannabis marijuana.

So Craig Williams, a 51-year-old man from Moose Deer Point First Nation, was charged with "Drive vehicle with cannabis readily available."

Williams failed the Standard Field Sobriety Test and was issued a three-day driving suspension. His vehicle was towed from the roadway to a safe location.

The lesson apparently not learned as police saw Williams operating a vehicle in Parry Sound just an hour later.

The vehicle was stopped and Williams was charged for driving while under suspension.

He was served a summons and the vehicle he was driving was impounded for seven days.