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Prepared by: Corporate Communications
Posted: May 10, 2017
Occurrence Type: Sport Bike Seized and Charges Laid
Occurrence #: BA17022538
Date: Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 8:50pm

Barrie Police Traffic Enforcement Unit was at the right place at the right time when a speedy motorbike raced around Lakeshore Drive Tuesday evening.

On Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 at 8:50pm the traffic officer observed the sport bike travelling southbound at excessive speeds along Lakeshore Drive, in the City of Barrie.  The driver was aware police had their eyes on him and he continued to pass vehicles on the right shoulder to allude police. Thanks to the open sight-lines along the waterfront, the officer was able to keep an eye on the bike without pursuing it further.  The driver pulled into a plaza on Tiffin Street, trying to hid his bike behind a dumpster, however the officer was able catch up and locate him.

The driver, a 30-year-old Mississauga male, was charged with Owner Operate Motor Vehicle- No Insurance, Use Plate Not Authorized for Vehicle, Careless Driving, and Driving While Under Suspension.  His bike was seized and impounded for seven (7) days.