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Running out of gas costly for this man

The motorist explained that he had run out of gas
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Bet this guy wished he'd filled up at the last gas station.

On Saturday at approximately 1 Provincial Constable Jason Golds stopped to help a motorist on the side of Highway 17 near Pembroke with the vehicle's 4-way flashers on. 

The motorist explained that he had run out of gas.

But further investigation revealed the man had been drinking, and was promptly arrested for impaired driving. 

A search of the vehicle revealed a white substance believed to be cocaine, drug trafficking paraphernalia, and ammunition. 

The man is currently on a 10-year court order prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition.  

Following breath tests at the detachment Christopher Roberts, 27, of Ottawa was held for a bail hearing charged with:

  • impaired driving,
  • driving over 80mgs,
  • possession of ammunition while prohibited,
  • possession of cocaine,
  • possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking,
  • driving while under suspension and
  • driving without a currently validated permit.