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Man accused of driving while high — in stolen vehicle

21-year-old faces multiple charges, due back in court July 31
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Sault Ste. Marie Police Service building. Darren Taylor/SooToday

A 21-year-old is accused of driving while high — in a stolen vehicle.

On May 23 around 6 p.m., Sault police received a call about an erratic driver in the 200 block of Albert Street East. Officers quickly discovered that the vehicle had been reported stolen an hour earlier, police say.

"After speaking with the accused, officers developed grounds to believe their ability to operate the vehicle was impaired by drugs," says a news release issued today by the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service. "The accused was transported to hospital as a precaution. While there, officers read the accused a demand to collect a blood sample. The accused refused to comply."

Shawn Seymour is charged with:

  • Operation While Impaired – Alcohol and/or Drug 
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime 
  • Failure or Refusal to Comply with a Demand 
  • Failure to Comply with Probation Order 

Seymour was released on an undertaking and is scheduled to appear back in court on July 31, 2023. None of the allegations have been tested in court and the accused is considered innocent unless proven guilty.