Yesterday afternoon, at approximately 5:15 p.m., officers from the Barrie Police Service responded to a Browning Trail residence after receiving a report that a male at the home was intoxicated and the owner wanted him removed.

Prior to arrival, police learned that the male left on foot and was last seen yelling at people and cars along Browning Trail. He was located a short distance away at the corner of Barret Crescent and Browning Trail lying in the grass and was extremely intoxicated.

The 50-year-old male, who is of no fixed address, was taken into custody for being intoxicated in a public place, contrary to the Liquor Licence Act.

The male was subsequently transported to Barrie Police Headquarters where he was lodged for his safety and remained until he was sober enough to be released.

Police are encouraging the public to drink responsibly during this current stretch of hot weather and to not consume alcohol to a point at which you put your safety and the safety of others at risk.

Occurrence #: BA23034455
Prepared by: Corporate Communications Coordinator Peter Leon


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