Impaired by drug charge laid


(SIOUX LOOKOUT, ON) On December 8th, 2018 the Lac Seul Police service was conducting a RIDE check in the community of Frenchman’s Head.

A female motorist approached check point. Officers observed signs of impairment by a drug.  

A standard Field sobriety test was administered and the driver performed poorly. An Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Drug Recognition Officers was requested by the Lac Seul Police.

A Drug Recognition Evaluator completed their tests with the driver and as a result, 32 year old Melissa Southwind of Frenchman’s Head has been charged with:

  • Impaired operation of a motor vehicle by drug contrary to section 253(1)(a). 

The driver was release on a Promise to Appear. She will appear in Lac Seul Court on Jan 10, 2018.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Lac Seul Police Service at 807-582-3802 or their nearest police authority.  

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or submit a tip on line at www.tipshelp.comwhere you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000. Anyone wishing to report a suspected impaired driver is asked to phone 9-1-1 to report it to police.