Northern Ontario man arrested after cops find him asleep at the wheel, car idling in parking lot
SUDBURY -- Provincial police officers with the Temiskaming detachment say a man banned from driving was found asleep at the wheel with his vehicle, containing illegal drugs, idling in a parking lot in northern Ontario.
A call for a well-being check on Tenth Street East in the Township of Armstrong, off Highway 11 north of Temiskaming Shores, came in at 10:30 p.m. Thursday, police said.
The 49-year-old man, from Englehart, was arrested and during a search, officers found suspected methamphetamine.
As a result, he is facing a list of charges, including:
- Four counts of operation while prohibited
- Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking
- Two counts of failing to comply with a probation order
- Three counts of driving while under suspension
The accused was held for a bail hearing that has not yet been scheduled and will appear in court in Temiskaming Shores.
None of the allegations has been proven in court.