David charged with drunk driving and drug possessionSunday, September 22, 2013 by: SooToday.com Staff
On September 22, 2013, at 2 a.m., patrol officers checked a vehicle driving on Abbott Street.
Upon further investigation it was learned that the driver had consumed an alcoholic beverage.
A roadside test was performed and as a result the accused was arrested.
Upon arrest the accused was searched and a small amount of marihuana was located.
Charged with drive over 80 mg/100 ml of blood and possession of a controlled substance is 25-year-old David Dowding of 8 Henrietta Street.
He is scheduled to appear in court on October 28.
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Beej 9/22/2013 10:14:44 AM Report
Drmcorpschick 9/22/2013 10:20:46 AM Report
It can actually be spelled both ways, but Sootoday likes to post it that way to get people lie you all riled up!
Sam C 9/22/2013 7:36:42 PM Report
The report comes directly from the City Police, and is posted as it is received. That is how the police spell it.
rentalguy 9/22/2013 11:10:42 PM Report
and every 38 seconds another person is made eligible for a handicapped parking place because someone is on a phone...... why don't they penalize and criminally charge people on phones similarly ....to those DUI's namely losing their license for a year and take a driver safety program and have a machine put in their car that will shut their car off if they r on the phone. If a machine can't be made then they aught to suspend the license for a year take a driver safety program and pay a heafty fine of $5000 and a second offence would be double the prices of the 1st offence automatically. We need to hit this issue hard like they did with DUI.. Phone distraction is now the leading cause of accidents and fatalities etc...These r equal distractions that r both in the drivers discretion and should be dealt with the same way seeing that the phone is now the leading cause of most traffic accidents, fatalities and injury...In fact I believe the phone is responsible for more deaths than all other distracted driving offences put together including DUI, drugs, eating and whatever else is considered distracted/impaired driving. People all over town are flagrantly disregarding the distracted driving law because the penalty is so low. The penalty for DUI was disigned to curb the traffic fatality and accident rates. Now that the phone is the biggest culprit.... I think the law should be changed to make both offences equally punishable under the law....it's just another double standard of the criminal law in our society and until stiffer penalties and license suspensions r for 1st time offenders.....people will be killed more to the phone than all other distractions combined.....not unless we think someone who is .05 or .08 mls/l is more out to lunch than someone in a very intense converstion with someone on the phone and driving through the streets,red lights, and stop signs or looking down to text taking their mind and eyes off the road altogehter. The law seems to reflect that someone on the phone is better, less criminal, than marginal DUI cases.They aught to throw the book at them all and suspend their licenses. Equal treatment under the law. The DUI person is as inappropriate as the idiots i c on the phone or looing down texting every day. I'd like to blast my horn at these idiots looking down at their phone but I don't as to give them a heart attck and run into me but a law is as only good if it's enforced and a law which is supported by a $150 fine for the phone is the reason it will likely continue to be broken. It's time the law makers wake up and change the law to compete with the times and deal with the leading cause of death on our roadways. Pull over those on the phone like u do people who r poor and hangin around Abbot street....hit the rich people with their big SUV's which is a huge missle on the road.... being driven by someone who's looking at their phone in their lap not the road. It's a very slfish thing to doa nd if u think people don't c u and think u r the most selfish self centered idiot on the road.... think again.