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Bridgenorth man charged with drug-impaired driving in Cavan-Monaghan Township: police

A Bridgenorth, Ont., man faces drug-impaired and possession charges in Cavan-Monaghan Township. The Canadian Press

A Bridgenorth, Ont., man faces drug-impaired driving and drug possession charges following an arrest in Cavan-Monaghan Township early Sunday.

The township is the jurisdiction of the Peterborough Police Service.

Police say around 5:45 a.m., an off-duty OPP officer came upon a vehicle stopped at an intersection at Rothesay Avenue and Lansdowne Street West. The driver was in the vehicle.

Read more: Peterborough woman charged with impaired driving after collision with minivan: police

The off-duty officer called police, who determined the driver was under the influence of drugs and allegedly in possession of cocaine.

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Scott Thompson, 49, of Bridgenorth, was arrested and charged with operation while impaired by drugs and possession of a Schedule I substance.

He was issued an automatic 90-day driver’s licence suspension and his vehicle was impounded for seven days.

He was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court in Peterborough on Dec. 17.

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