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High with high beams

An OVPD officer was flashed by a driver’s high beam headlights, which lead to an arrest related to marijuana possession.

Just after midnight on Sunday, July 16, an OVPD officer traveling northbound on North La Cañada Drive near West Overton Road saw the high beam headlights of a vehicle heading southbound approach the intersection – and the driver only disengaged the high beams after entering the intersection.

The officer initiated a traffic stop nearby, and the lone occupant told the officer that he was going home from work, though the directions in which he was traveling did not match his story. The officer asked for consent to search the vehicle, and eventually found marijuana inside of a black backpack. The driver said that he was not in possession of a medical marijuana card. The man told the officer that he forgot about the drugs, and that he uses marijuana leaf to make edibles.

The man was cited for failure to dim his lights, unlawful possession of marijuana, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and was given a warning for violation of license restrictions.


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