Broadcast time: 9:35 AM
Date: October 23, 2019
On Tuesday, October 22, 2019, at approximately 8:30 PM, officers responded to a collision in the 700 block of Devine Street involving a parked pick-up truck and a second vehicle traveling westbound that struck the parked vehicle.
The vehicle that caused the collision came to a stop several houses down from the incident. When officers arrived to investigate the matter the driver, who was the lone occupant of the vehicle, was having difficulty following the officer’s instructions and responding to the officer’s requests. The officer formed grounds to arrest the accused for impaired operation of a motor vehicle and demanded that the driver submit to testing by a drug recognition expert.
Upon searching the suspect’s property, a small quantity of suspected purple coloured fentanyl powder was located.
The suspect was transported to the Sarnia Police Service Headquarters where a qualified drug recognition expert conducted an evaluation of the accused.
The accused, Jolene Charlene Bird, 25 years of age, of Michigan, faces one count of operation while impaired by drug and one count of a possession of a controlled substance, (opioid).
Constable Giovanni Sottosanti
Tel: 519-344-8861 Ext 6168