Area OPP Police Press Releases

16 Year Old Charged For Driving Before 5am – Large Amount Of Cannabis

(NORTH PERTH, ON) – A young driver and their passenger are facing charges after a traffic stop in the Municipality of North Perth.

On December 10 2020, just before 2:00 a.m., a Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer stopped a vehicle for speeding on Perth Line 86, in the Municipality of North Perth. During the investigation, a large quantity of cannabis was located, and it was determined the Class G1 driver was driving at a time when they are not permitted, which is between midnight at 5:00 a.m. for novice drivers.

As a result, a 16-year-old resident of Northern Bruce Peninsula has been charged with:

  • Speeding 1-49km/h over posted limit
  • Drive Vehicle or Boat with Cannabis Readily Available
  • Class G1 Licence Holder – Drive at Unlawful Hour

Also, the passenger, a 36-year-old resident of Northern Bruce Peninsula, was charged with:

  • Have Care of Control Vehicle or Boat with Cannabis In Open Baggage

The accused parties are scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Stratford at a later date to answer to the charges.

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