Haldimand OPP has charged a G1 class driver with multiple criminal and Highway Traffic Act offences following a traffic stop on Munsee Street North in Cayuga, 2:20 am Sunday morning.
When police stopped the vehicle, the passenger fled on foot. But as the driver also attempted to flee, he was quickly apprehended. Signs of impairment by alcohol were detected and the driver was placed under arrest.
A search of the driver resulted in police finding a quantity of illicit drugs. Further investigation revealed the vehicle was stolen.
19-year-old Nicholas Dresser of Cayuga, has been charged with:
*Driving a motor vehicle while impaired
*Driving a motor vehicle with over 80 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood Possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000
*Possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000
*Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Cocaine
*Class G1 driver unaccompanied by a qualified driver, under the Highway Traffic Act (HTA)
*Class G1 licence holder – carry front passenger, HTA
*Class G1 licence holder – drive at unlawful hour, HTA
*Drive motor vehicle with improper headlights, HTA
*Drive motor vehicle without proper rear lights, HTA
*Drive motor vehicle – no permit, HTA
*Novice driver – Blood Alcohol Concentration above zero, HTA
OPP are also looking to identify the passenger who fled the area and asking anyone who may have noticed any suspicious persons or vehicles, or who may have any information regarding this incident to contact them at 1-888-310-1122.
Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous online message at www.helpsolvecrime.com where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.