Kingston man arrested for driving while impaired by drugs, possession of cannabis

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Police arrested and charged a Kingston man after his bizarre behaviour prompted witnesses to contact the Loyalist Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP).

On Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, officers from that detachment responded to reports of a male yelling and acting strangely outside of his vehicle at a gas station in Odessa at 12:42 p.m.

When officers arrived, the man was given the Standard Field Sobriety Test, and made to perform mandatory physical coordination tests. The man performed poorly, which resulted in him being arrested for care or control of a motor vehicle while impaired by a drug.

Police then transported the man to the Loyalist OPP Detachment for a Drug Recognition Evaluation. He was determined to be impaired by a drug, and a sample of bodily fluid was taken for analysis, and will be sent to the Centre for Forensic Sciences to determine the exact drug(s) the driver was impaired by.

A search of the man’s vehicle found 734 grams of cannabis.

Adam Burton, 42, of Kingston, was charged with care or control of a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs. Burton was also charged under Section 8 (1) of the Cannabis Act for possessing more than 30 grams of cannabis. He was release on a Promise to Appear, with a court date at the Ontario Court of Justice in Napanee in late November.

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