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Grafton, Ont., woman charged with impaired driving, drug possession in Cobourg: police

A Grafton woman has been charged with impaired driving and drug possession following a traffic stop in Cobourg. Global Peterborough file

A Grafton, Ont., woman faces impaired driving and drug possession charges following a traffic stop in Cobourg on Sunday morning.

According to the Cobourg Police Service, around 8:30 a.m., officers on patrol on Elgin Street West in Cobourg conducted a traffic stop for a pickup truck travelling at a high speed.

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Police investigated and discovered the woman was in possession of crystal methamphetamine. They also determined the driver was impaired.

Madison Parnell-Roberston, 22, of Grafton, was arrested and charged with the following offences:

  • Operation while impaired with a blood-alcohol concentration over 80
  • Blood-alcohol concentration above zero as a young driver
  • Possession of a Schedule 1 controlled substance – crystal methamphetamine
  • Speeding (90 km/h in a 50 km/h zone)
  • Driving with a handheld communication device
  • Driving a motor vehicle with an open container of liquor
  • Failure to surrender an insurance card

Her driver’s licence was suspended for 90 days and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.

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Police say she was released on an undertaking with conditions and a future court date.

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