This morning at 1:24 a.m., the Barrie Police Service was made aware of a single motor vehicle collision that occurred in the area of Mulcaster and Simcoe Streets in the city of Barrie after a car had struck a light post.

When responding police officers arrived, the involved motor vehicle was located in a parking lot on Lakeshore Mews and the driver, who was the lone occupant in the car, exhibited obvious signs of impairment. He was arrested for impaired operation and just prior to being placed into the rear seat compartment of a cruiser, a butterfly knife, which is a prohibited weapon, was located in a rear pant pocket.

The 25-year-old resident of Barrie was transported to Barrie Police Headquarters where a qualified breathalyzer technician took samples of his breath and confirmed that his ability to operate a motor vehicle was impaired by alcohol.

The accused was charged with Impaired Operation, Impaired Operation over .80mgs and Unauthorized Possession of a Weapon. He was later released from custody and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice located in Barrie on May 24, 2023.

The involved motor vehicle, which sustained significant front-end damage to the right front corner and quarter panel was impounded for seven days and the accused has had his driver’s licence suspended for 90-days in accordance with the Administrative Driver’s Licence Suspension program.

Occurrence #: BA23027380
Prepared by: Corporate Communications Coordinator Peter Leon


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