A London, Ontario man now has the distinction of being the first person charged with impaired driving in the Parry Sound region for 2019.

Police say last Wednesday at 11:30 pm, they responded to a call about a car in the northbound ditch on Highway 400 in Seguin.

Officers found the car and believed the driver had been drinking.

Charged with impaired driving with over 80mg blood/alcohol and driving with cannabis readily available is 39-year-old Jeffery Cushing.

His driver’s licence was also suspended for 90 days and the car he was driving impounded for seven days.

He’ll be in Parry Sound court on January 31st.