Northumberland OPP – Driver charged After Being Impaired by Drug

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On Thursday January 7, 2021, at approximately 2:15 pm, members from the Northumberland Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), were alerted by concerned citizens regarding a white Hyundai SUV being driven in an erratic manner travelling southbound on County Road 30 from the Codrington area.

The vehicle was described as being unable to travel in marked lane, almost hitting guard rails and merely missed entering a ditch. Officers located the suspect vehicle parked on County Road 30 near Highway 401. Upon officers’ interaction with the driver, it became apparent the individual was displaying signs of impairment. The driver was arrested for impaired operation then transported to the OPP detachment in Campbellford where a Drug Recognition Evaluation (DRE) was completed.

As a result of the investigation Gary Bosse (age 44) of Trent Hills Ontario, has been charged with:

· Operation while impaired – drugs

The accused was released and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Cobourg on a date in February 2021.

Police continue to rely on members of the public to report suspected impaired drivers. Many of these drivers are caught because of concerned citizens being conscious of irregular or erratic driving behaviours that continue to put other motorists at risk.

The Northumberland County OPP reminds motorists that any amount of alcohol or drugs can impact your ability to make sound judgements.

Pete Fisher
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