On Thursday, January 11, 2024, just before 3:00 a.m., officers from the Barrie Police Service were on patrol in the area of Dunlop Street, near the Five Points intersection when they observed an eastbound pickup truck that they learned was being operated with expired licence plates.

A traffic stop was conducted, and police detected obvious signs of impairment. An alcohol screening device was utilized, and the driver registered a fail. The 32-year-old male driver from Barrie was arrested for Drive Over .80mgs and transported to Barrie Police Headquarters for further investigation.

The male provided suitable samples of his breath to a Qualified Breathalyzer Operator and these tests confirmed that his ability to operate a motor vehicle was impaired by alcohol.

In addition to the criminal charge of Drive Over .80mgs, the driver was also charged with:

  • Owner, operate motor vehicle on a highway – no insurance, contrary to the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act
  • Novice driver – B.A.C above zero, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act
  • Drive motor vehicle – no currently validated permit, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act.

He was released from custody and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice located in Barrie on January 24, 2024.

Occurrence #: BA24001882
Prepared by: Corporate Communications Coordinator Peter Leon


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