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Driver Charged On The Weekend

SAUGEEN FIRST NATION – Bruce OPP were called out to investigate a vehicle that was stuck in the ditch on Bruce Road 13 South of Pashwood Drive.
When police arrived on the scene Saturday evening around 8:45pm, the vehicle they were looking for was gone.  After patrolling the area, police spotted a 2010 white Honda that matched the description a vehicle that matched the description.
The vehicle was travelling south on French Bay Road on Saugeen First Nation.
Authorities suspected the driver had consumed alcohol, so they administered a road side screening breath test.    The driver failed the test, and was arrested for driving with more than 80 milligrams of alcohol in his blood.
Following the arrest police also located white powder in a baggie believed to be cocaine.
The driver was taken to the Bruce Peninsula OPP detachment in Wiarton to complete a Sobriety test.  Two suitable breath samples were given and resulted in being nearly three times higher than the legal limit.
Police charged 25 year old Jesse Roote of Saugeen First Nation with Driving with more than 80 mg of alcohol in blood and Possession of a Controlled Substance.
The accused’s driver’s licence has been suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days and he has been released on a Promise to Appear in Court in Walkerton on February 28th.