Collision Results In Drug & Weapon Seizure

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(TEMAGAMI, ON) – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has arrested and charged one person with impaired driving following a collision.

On March 28, 2024, shortly before 2:00 p.m., members of the Temiskaming OPP responded to a motor vehicle collision on Highway 11 in Temagami. Through investigation, police determined that one of the drivers was impaired by drug. The driver was subsequently arrested and transported to the Temiskaming Detachment for an assessment by an OPP Drug Recognition Expert (DRE).

Police searched the vehicle and located drug paraphernalia and brass knuckles.

As a result of the investigation, Brandon WALKER, 26 years-of-age of Temagami was charged with:

Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs

Dangerous Operation

Unauthorized Possession of Weapon

Mischief Under $5000

The accused was released and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice on April 23, 2024. The accused was also issued a 90-day Administrative Drivers Licence Suspension (ADLS), and the vehicle was impounded for seven days. 

The OPP has highly trained DRE officers who are skilled in the detection and investigation of drug impaired drivers. Should you observe a suspected impaired driver, please dial 911 or contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122.