Teen Charged After Crash Involving Cannabis

Monday October 29th, 2018

Posted at 2:32pm

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A Tecumseh teen is facing charges after a crash downtown.

Police say that around 2:30pm on Saturday October 27th,  2018 a white SUV struck a parked and unoccupied vehicle 900 block of Pelissier Street. The driver of the SUV remained on scene, but three passengers had left the area on foot.

Attending officers spoke with the subject driver, who was exhibiting symptoms of impairment by drug, and he was arrested at the scene without incident.

Upon being searched officers located and seized approximately 135 grams of suspected cannabis marijuana.

The driver was transported to Windsor Police Headquarters and examined by a drug recognition evaluator. The evaluator determined that the driver was impaired by drug, identifying cannabis as the impairing drug.

The 17-year-old male is charged with driving a motor vehicle while being impaired by drug, and being a young person, possess cannabis in an amount equivalent to more than 5 grams of dried cannabis, contrary to the Cannabis Act.

Due to the fact that the accused is a young offender, he cannot be identified under the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

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