On Sunday, January 21, 2024, at 9:04 a.m., officers from the Barrie Police Service responded to a report of a multi-vehicle collision at the intersection of Dunlop and  Anne Streets.

Upon arrival, police located three motor vehicles that had been involved in the collision and from the investigation that followed, it has been determined that a westbound sport utility vehicle had disobeyed a red light and struck a northbound car. The resulting collision caused the northbound car to careen into a van that was also travelling through the intersection. The driver of the van was transported to a local hospital with a non-life-threatening injury.

The driver of the westbound sport utility exhibited signs of impairment and was given a roadside alcohol screening device test and failed. He was subsequently arrested and taken to Barrie Police Headquarters where suitable samples of his breath were provided to a qualified breathalyzer operator which confirmed that he was operating his motor vehicle in excess of the legal limit.

A 34-year-old male from Barrie has been charged with Drive Over .80mgs and has also received three, Part 3 summons for Highway Traffic Act and a Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act offence. He was also issued a 90-day driver’s licence suspension and his motor vehicle, although damaged in the collision has been impounded for 7-days.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice located in Barrie on February 5, 2024.

Occurrence #: BA24003776
Prepared by: Corporate Communications Coordinator Peter Leon


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