Man Charged After Driver Flees RIDE Stop in Wellington County: Police

Two Canadian police officers suspended after ingesting marijuana edibles while on duty. (Image via The Canadian Press)
Two Canadian police officers suspended after ingesting marijuana edibles while on duty. (Image via The Canadian Press)

GUELPH, Ont. — A man is due in court after police in Wellington County say he fled a RIDE spot check.

They say officers followed him and were eventually able to stop the pick-up.

An officer allegedly found the man to be drunk and arrested him.

Police say a search turned up an open can of beer in the vehicle and cannabis in the man’s coat pocket.

He’s charged with drunk driving, having an open can of alcohol in the vehicle and having cannabis readily available.

His licence was lifted for 90 days and his vehicle impounded for seven.

The Canadian Press

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