A Muskoka woman was handed a hefty fine and a driving banning in Bracebridge court this week after pleading guilty to a pair of offences.
On Tuesday Emma Dupuis, 31, pleaded guilty to impaired driving and possession of fentanyl.
Court herald that on Oct. 13, 2020, a member of the Huntsville OPP saw a Ford Ranger speeding and driving erratically on Highway 11. When the vehicle was pulled over, the driver, Dupuis, smelled of marijuana and appeared anxious and confused. After exiting the vehicle, Dupuis was observed to be unstable and began vomiting by the roadside.
A search of Dupuis turned up a small amount of marijuana and fentanyl. A subsequent drug analysis revealed she had THC and fentanyl in her system while driving.
Judge Michael Harpur said hearing about the swath of damage being caused by fentanyl is a daily occurrence, and Dupuis’s criminal record was another aggravating factor.
She was ultimately fined $2,000, placed on probation for one year and prohibited from driving for one year.
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