At 7:35 pm last night (Dec 28), Charlottetown Police Services responded to a complaint of a male passed out at the wheel of his vehicle on MacRae Drive.
Upon arrival, Police observed a vehicle stationary in the middle of the road with engine running. The driver was slumped over the center console. The driver was awakened by Police, and it was determined that the driver displayed signs of being impaired by drugs and was arrested. A Charlottetown Police Officer trained as a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) confirmed the driver was under the influence of drugs and made the demand that a blood sample be provided.
During the course of the investigation, Police located a can of bear spray, brass knuckles, a quantity of cocaine, methamphetamine tablets and other drug paraphernalia.
A 43 year old Charlottetown male has been charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking and possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose.
In relation to the impaired by drug matter, the vehicle has been impounded for 30 days, the accused was given a 90 day driving prohibition order and the Impaired driving charge is pending the blood sample toxicology results.
The accused has been released from custody and will appear in Provincial Court at a later date.