On Wednesday, November 29, 2023, at 7:40 a.m., officers from the Barrie Police Service responded to a Wellington Street parking lot after a female was observed sleeping behind the wheel of a car that was parked in front of a business’ receiving door.

Upon arrival of police, it was determined that the driver, a 38-year-old female of no fixed address was believed to be under the influence of drugs. She was arrested for impaired driving and taken to Barrie Police Headquarters where she was interviewed by a qualified Drug Recognition Evaluator.

Responding officers, after speaking to a witness, were made aware that prior to police being notified, the now arrested female had also struck a parked car.

The female’s driver’s licence has been suspended for 90-days and the involved motor vehicle has been impounded for 7-days in accordance with the Administrative Driver’s Licence Suspension program. She has been charged with Impaired Driving and Dangerous Operation of a Motor and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice located in Barrie on December 20, 2023.

Occurrence #: BA23075520
Prepared by: Corporate Communications Coordinator Peter Leon


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