HUNTSVILLE – An Alberta man driving a van — with his spouse and seven young children inside — has been charged with driving while being impaired by drugs and alcohol.
And of not having one of his children safely secured in a seat.
Provincial police say that on Thursday April 12, 2018, OPP officers were conducting R.I.D.E. on Highway #60 at Grandview Drive in Huntsville, On.
They stopped a white van, and the initial investigation led to the seizure of a bag of marijuana.
And it was also determined that the driver appeared to have been drinking, police allege.
As a result of the entire investigation a 36-year-old male from Peace River was arrested and charged with several offences including:
- Drive While Ability Impaired under the Criminal Code of Canada
- Drive while having more than 80 mgs of alcohol per 100 mltrs of blood – C.C.
- Possession of a Schedule II drug (marihuana) under 30gms. under the Controlled Drug Substances Act.
- Driving a Motor vehicle with Liquor Readily Available under the Liquor Licence Act
- Drive While Suspended x 3 under the Highway Traffic Act.
- Drive While Child Passenger not Properly Secured x7- H.T.A.
The accused was driving with his family, including his spouse and 7 children who were between the ages of 11 months old and eight years old.
His licence has been suspended for a period of 90 days and his vehicle impounded for 7 days.
He is to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Huntsville on May 16, 2018 to answer to his charges.