Driver fails roadside screening device

Published on: Jun 18, 2024 | Categories: ,

On Monday, June 17, 2024, at 6:59 p.m., the Barrie Police Services received information with regards to a person who was sitting in a parked car in a parking located at Big Bay Point Rd., west of Yonge St. in the City of Barrie.

A person who works in a nearby store noted that the male driver appeared intoxicated and provided a description of the person, the vehicle they were operating, and the licence plate. The citizen also reported to police that the driver just left the parking lot. At 7:08 p.m., a responding Barrie Police officer observed the involved motor vehicle travelling northbound on Yonge St. as it approached Big Bay Point Rd. and initiated a traffic stop. The officer, in conversation with the driver, observed signs of impairment and an approved roadside screening device was administered.

The driver registered a fail and was immediately arrested and transported to Barrie Police Headquarters where a qualified breathalyzer technician confirmed that the driver was almost two and a half times over the legal limit.

A 38-year-old male from North York, has been charged with Operation while Impaired – Blood Alcohol Concentration (80plus) as well as Fail to Surrender Insurance Card,

He was later released from custody and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice located in Barrie on July 3, 2024.

The motor vehicle he was operating has been impounded for 7-days and his driver’s licence has been suspended for 90-days, in accordance with the Administrative Driver’s Licence Suspension Program.

Occurrence #: BA24034002
Prepared by: Corporate Communications Coordinator Peter Leon
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