On Wednesday, February 22, 2023, at 4:17 a.m., Barrie Police responded to a Livingstone St. West residence after receiving a call for a single motor vehicle collision. The homeowner notified police that a car had just driven across his lawn and struck his fence.

Upon arrival at the scene, police learned that the lone male occupant walked away from the scene but left his car behind. A number of police units patrolled the area, and a short distance away, the driver was located as he tried to get away using a ride share service.

A 29-year old male was arrested initially for fail to remain, but as police continued with the investigation, it was determined that his ability to operate a motor vehicle was impaired. He was transported to Barrie Police Headquarters where the investigation continued with the assistance of a qualified breathalyzer technician.

The accused is now facing charges of Impaired Operation, Impaired Operation Over .80mgs and Fail to Remain. He was released a short time later and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Barrie on March 15, 2023.

The motor vehicle this male was operating has been impounded for seven days and his driver’s licence has been suspended for 90 days in accordance with the Administrative Driver’s Licence Suspension (ADLS) program.

Occurrence #: BA23011421
Prepared by: Corporate Communications Coordinator, Peter Leon


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