Officers discover truck driver was smoking opium during traffic stop on Hwy. 401: OPP
A 27-year-old truck driver from Kitchener is facing charges and was fired after Ontario Provincial Police say officers discovered the driver was smoking opium during a traffic stop on Canada's busiest highway.
Officers responded to a traffic complaint on the westbound Highway 401 near Gananoque late Friday.
Police say a Leeds County OPP officer found the transport driver was smoking opium.
Traffic complaint wb #Hwy401 late Friday near #Gananoque. #LeedsOPP officer found transport driver was smoking opium. Chgd with impaired by drug, dangerous driving, drug offences, truck offences AND #fired by the company on the spot! #ONHwys ^bd pic.twitter.com/U6DYUbcg3o— OPP East Region (@OPP_ER) September 26, 2020
The driver faces several offences, including impaired by drugs, dangerous driving and drug and truck offences. The driver is scheduled to appear in a Brockville court in November.
Police say the driver was also fired by the company on the spot.
-From CTV's Josh Pringle