A call to 9-1-1 from a concerned citizen led police to arrest a 40-year-old male for impaired driving by drug.
On Thursday, August 4, 2016, at approximately 12:30 p.m., a citizen observed a man who appeared to be impaired getting into a vehicle in a parking lot at Baldwin Street and Winchester Road in north Whitby. She followed the vehicle as it travelled northbound on Baldwin Street, and observed it crossing the centre line and coming close to causing a collision.
Officers from Central West met up with the vehicle at Baldwin Street and Myrtle Road and initiated a traffic stop. Officers believed the male to be impaired by drugs and further tests done by a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) lead to charges.
Luca LUCENTE, age 40 of Maple, Ont., has been charged with: Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle (drug) and Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle.
Citizens are encouraged to call 9-1-1 if they observe a driver they believe to be impaired, either by drugs or alcohol.