On April 19, 2015 at 5:00 PM, St. Thomas Police conducted a routine traffic stop in the city’s north-east end. While talking with the driver, a 43 year old male, the officer suspected that he had recently consumed alcohol. The male driver was read the roadside screening device demand, which compels him to provide a sample of his breath in to a roadside device that measures the amount of alcohol in your blood. The male refused to provide breath samples and was arrested under the Criminal Code.
Upon arrest, the male was searched and a small quantity of an illegal drug, believed to be marijuana, was found on him. The male was then arrested for possession of a controlled substance.
The driver was released from police custody with an undertaking and will appear in court at a later date. The male’s driver’s licence was also suspended for 90 days for refusing to provide samples of his breath.