OPP Lay Cannabis, Alcohol Charges Against Boaters in City of Kawartha Lakes

Article by Greg Davis, Global News

OPP lay cannabis, alcohol charges against boaters in City of Kawartha Lakes Greg Davis By Greg Davis Videographer/Online Journalist Global News City of Kawartha Lakes OPP marine unit issued cannabis and alcohol charges to boaters on Monday. Global News Peterborough file

Two boaters face charges following marine patrols by the City of Kawartha Lakes OPP on Tuesday.

OPP say a marine operator was conducting vessel safety checks to ensure vessel operators were carrying their licence and safety equipment. The checks led to the discovery of four grams of cannabis on a vessel.

Joshua Thomas, 27, of Hampton, Ont., was charged with having care or control of a vessel with cannabis readily available.

“The OPP would like to remind those operating boats that impaired boating is the same as impaired driving and carries with it the same penalties,” stated Const. Carrie Lanning. “Boat safe, boat sober.”

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