Northumberland OPP – Clarington Man Charged with Impaired by Drugs and Possession of Unmarked Cigarettes (Name Released)

In Police Blotter

(ALNWICK-HALDIMAND TOWNSHIP, ON) – Officers from the Northumberland Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have charged a driver for impaired operation by drugs.

On January 31, 2024, at approximately 10:10 a.m., police responded to a traffic complaint regarding a passenger vehicle on Highway 401. The vehicle was located on County Road 45 in Alnwick-Haldimand Township. The investigation led officers to arrest for impaired operation and the driver was transported to a detachment where tests were performed by a Drug Recognition Evaluator (DRE).

Ryan STROUD, 42-years-old, from Clarington, has been charged with the following offences:

·        Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs.

·        Possess unmarked cigarettes.

A further 90-day Administrative Driver Licence Suspension (ADLS) and a seven-day vehicle impound was initiated as per statute.

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Cobourg at a future date.

Drivers who are impaired by drugs or alcohol continue to pose a significant threat on Ontario Roads. In order to enhance the OPP’s ability to detect and evaluate drug-impaired drivers, the organization continues to expand the DRE program and increase the number of officers trained in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST).

Pete Fisher
Author: Pete Fisher

Has been a photojournalist for over 30-years and have been honoured to win numerous awards for photography and writing over the years. Best selling author for the book Highway of Heroes - True Patriot Love

Join Our Newsletter!

Want to keep up to date on news and events in Northumberland? Subscribe to newsletter!

You may also read!

See the Magic of a Tale as Old as Time – Beauty and the Beast

By Cecilia Nasmith/Today's Northumberland In the words of Mrs. Potts's lovely song, Beauty and the Beast is a tale as


Petro Can Looking for Public’s Help in Identifying Vehicle Petro Canada on Division Street is looking for help in identifying a vehicle that has been involved in three


Brighton Marine Rescue Looking for Volunteers

Brighton Marine Rescue is looking for new members to help us, help others. Brighton Marine Rescue (BMR) is a volunteer


Mobile Sliding Menu

Terms | Privacy |