(WHITEDOG, ON) – On August 16th, 2019, police initiated a traffic stop and after suspicion that the driver was intoxicated, performed their road side tests and had a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) assess the driver.
Investigations revealed that the driver was allegedly intoxicated on various drugs and possibly even hairspray. There was strong evidence that the woman was huffing hairspray. The woman, 56-year-old Flora Scott, was arrested and then released with a future court date. Further allegations arose on October 11th, 2019 when the woman is said to have failed to appear in court. A warrant for her arrest was issued.
Police have now executed that warrant and arrested Scott. She appeared in a Thunder Bay Courthouse courtroom this morning via telephone call from the Rat Portage Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service (NAPS) detachment. Justice of the Peace Anna Gibbon was presiding along with Crown Attorney Derrick “The HAMMER” Silvestro and a duty counsel lawyer.
Scott is facing the following charges:
- Care or control of a conveyance while impaired.
- Failure to appear in court.
Today is Scott’s lucky day, the HAMMER get put back in the holster and she is granted release from jail. A recognizance bail plan is put forth with a $300 value, non-deposit and no-surety required, of course. Her bail conditions are:
- Reside in Whitedog at a specific address.
- Appear in court as required.
- Not to occupy the driver seat of a conveyance with any alcohol in her body.
Scott walks out of police custody and is scheduled to appear in a Kenora courtroom on January 16th, 2019 to continue answering to the charges before her.