London man charged at RIDE stop
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Dec 23, 2014  |  Vote 0    0

London man charged at RIDE stop

St. Thomas-Elgin Weekly News

A whiff of booze, a failed roadside test and some marijuana to boot have landed a Londoner in hot water with police.

According to Middlesex County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were conducting a RIDE program on Hamilton Road by Mill Road in Thames Centre when they detected alcohol on the breath of a driver who came to the spot check.  The driver was arrested after failing a roadside test.

Further investigation revealed the driver was in possession of a substance suspected as marijuana. The accused was brought to a local police detachment for further tests.

Joseph Palko, 37 of London, is charged with over 80 and possession of marijuana under 30 grams.

He was released from custody with a Feb. 27 court date.

Neither charge has been proven in court.

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