A Bracebridge court recently heard the story of how two men ended up arrested for impaired driving after one of them crashed into a highway median.
Last week David Grand, 40, of Bracebridge pleaded guilty to driving while impaired by drugs.
Court heard that on Oct. 7, 2021, the OPP received a 911 call at 8:58 pm about a possible impaired driver on Hwy 11 in Orillia. The caller said the driver was “all over the road” and had hit the concrete median but kept driving.
The OPP caught up with the car, which exited at Sparrow Lake Route D and was parked on the overpass.
The passenger of the car was passed out when police arrived and could not be roused so police called paramedics to assist. The driver was also passing out as he spoke with police and the driver’s side door of the car had to be pried open as a result of the damage caused by the collision.
The driver, Grand, said the passenger had originally been driving but he had nearly hit a dog so Grand agreed to drive the rest of the way.
Both men were arrested at the scene and Grand was later found to have fentanyl in his system.
Grand was sentenced to a $1,000 fine and a 12-month driving ban.
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