Just after 1:00am on December 20, 2016, an Officer on patrol observed a motor vehicle in the area of Wellington St and Princess Ave swerving within the lanes and making abrupt stops and making attempts to evade the Officer. A traffic stop was made and the Officer detected signs of impairment suspected to be by drugs. A field sobriety test was completed to which the driver failed. He was arrested and transported to the Police Station where a Drug Recognition Officer was called in. The driver failed the tests given to him.
50-year old, Terrance MCCONNELL from St. Thomas faces one charge of Operate Motor Vehicle while Impaired by Drug. He was later released with a future court date. The offence of Impaired by Drug has the same consequences as being Impaired by Alcohol.