Man Charged with Impaired Driving

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Sault Ste. Marie Police Services

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – On December 1, 2020 officers with Patrol Services arrested 30-year-old Jake Pelletier with impaired driving – alcohol and drugs.

At 8:52 p.m. police received a call of a possible impaired driver in central part of the city. Officers located the vehicle a short time later on Pine Street. Upon approaching the vehicle officers observed a man in the driver’s seat of the running vehicle and he was not responding to their attempts to communicate.

Officers were able to get his attention and identify the accused. Officers observed the accused holding a piece of tin foil with burnt residue. They developed grounds to believe his ability to operate a vehicle was impaired by drugs and he was arrested.

A subsequent search of the area of arrest found the accused to be in possession of what is believed to be fentanyl. He later completed a Drug Recognition Evaluation which he failed.

He is charged with impaired driving – alcohol and drugs and possession of a controlled substance. He is scheduled to appear in court on January 11, 2020.