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News Release: July 5, 2017

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News Release

Prepared by: Corporate Communications
Posted: July 5, 2017
Occurrence Type: Dangerous Driving and Fleeing the Scene from MVC
Occurrence #: BA17032943
Date: Tuesday, July 4, 2017 - 4:55pm

Barrie Police arrested a male for being impaired by drugs after he fled the scene of a collision involving another vehicle.

On Tuesday, July 4th, 2017 at 4:55pm Police received a call in regards to a collision involving two vehicles on Mapleview Drive West and Bryne Drive, int he City of Barrie. One driver was observed trying to stuff the deployed airbag back into the steering wheel while attempting to flee the scene.  The vehicle had severe front end damage with fluid leaking as he drove towards the 400 highway ramp.  The vehicle did not make it far, stopping before the male was able to get to the highway.  When police arrived, they found him unconscious at the wheel. Police immediately arrested the male for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs and upon arresting him located drug paraphernalia on the seat beside him.  It was also learned the accused had two previous driving suspensions and was bound by an undertaking to not consume drugs or alcohol. 

The 33-year-old Angus male was cleared medically at Royal Victoria Regional Health Center and then transported to the Barrie Police Service to be held for a bail hearing for the following charges:

  • Dangerous Operation of Motor Vehicle
  • Fail to Stop at Scene of Accident
  • Fail to Comply with Undertaking
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Drive While Under Suspension x 2