Woman arrested in Bridgewater in parked car and charged for being under the influence

An adult female was arrested and charged in Bridgewater for being under the influence on January 8.

Members of the Bridgewater Police Service responded to a report of a woman slumped over, and sitting in the driver seat of a small grey car for half an hour in the Bridgewater Mall parking lot. The call came on January 8 at approximately 5:18 p.m.

Police arrived on scene, spoke with the female driver, and suspected her to be under the influence of an unknown drug. A Standard Field Sobriety Test (SFST) was conducted by and officer on scene, on the female driver. The woman failed the SFST test, resulting in the subsequent arrest for care and control of a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs.

A qualified Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) evaluated the female following the arrest. The DRE determined that the female was impaired by drugs, Bridgewater Police said in a news release.

The woman was later released on a promise to appear with a court date to attend the Bridgewater Provincial Court House, set for February 20, 2019

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