Commercial Driver Handed South Simcoe Police’s First Ever Three Day Cannabis Suspension

Zero Tolerance for Commercial Vehicle Drivers, Among Others

South Simcoe Police marking its first ever three-day licence suspension over cannabis.

A commercial vehicle was pulled over after an officer says it disobeyed a road sign. It happened around 1:00 Thursday afternoon, along Holland St. in Bradford.

The officer claims to have smelled cannabis while speaking to the driver, and a new Approved Drug Screening Equipment was put to use. The test resulted in a positive reading for THC, and a 43-year-old Toronto man was handed the licence suspension, along with a ticket for disobeying that sign.

The South Simcoe Police Service reminds motorists that there is zero tolerance for young, novice, and commercial vehicle drivers. You are not allowed to have any cannabis in your system (as detected by a federally approved oral fluid screening device) if you are driving a motor vehicle and you:

  • are 21 or under
  • have a G1, G2, M1 or M2 licence
  • are driving a vehicle that requires an A-F driver’s licence or Commercial Vehicle Operator’s Registration (CVOR)
  • are driving a road-building machine