San Juan man arrested for driving under the influence of dangerous drug

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Friday, January 24, 2020 - 13:15

A San Juan man has been arrested for driving a motor vehicle under the influence of a dangerous drug namely cannabis and exposing a child to a dangerous drug by officers of the Inter-Agency Task Force during an anti-crime exercise in Laventille yesterday.

During the exercise, officers were conducting a road check exercise along Pashley Street, Laventille, between 3:00 pm and 9:00 pm, on January 23rd, when they had cause to stop a Mitsubishi Lancer motor vehicle with a male driver.

Officers observed the driver smoking a lit cigarette of unusual length and a male child seated in the backseat of the vehicle.

The driver, a 39-year-old man of El Socorro Road, San Juan, was arrested in connection with the offences of driving a motor vehicle under the influence of a dangerous drug namely cannabis and exposing a child to a dangerous drug namely cannabis.

Investigations are ongoing.

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