Man Charged with Impaired Driving

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On August 15, 2021 officers with Patrol Services charged 32-year-old Aaron Marcella of Elliot Lake with impaired driving – alcohol and drugs.

Around 11:30 p.m. officers observed a vehicle running in a parking lot in the 0-100 block of Bay Street. At the time, a man got out of the driver’s seat, urinated and then got back into the vehicle. Officers approached the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop.

Upon speaking with the driver, officers identified him, and developed grounds to believe his ability to operate a motor vehicle was impaired by drug. The accused completed a Standardized Field Sobriety Test as well as a Drug Recognition Evaluation, performing poorly at each. He was arrested.

A subsequent search following his arrest found the accused to be in possession of 24 tablets believed to be methamphetamine. He is charged with impaired driving – alcohol and drugs and possession of a controlled substance. He was released on an appearance notice and is scheduled to appear in court on October 4, 2021.