Yesterday, officers from the Barrie Police Service Traffic Unit, along with officers from Operational Services Platoon 3, conducted RIDE spot checks during the St. Patrick’s Day late afternoon and evening hours.

A RIDE spot check that was set up at Bayfield and Collier Streets netted the first arrest of the night after a 57-year-old from Sault Ste. Marie failed an Alcohol Screening Device test. This driver was taken to Barrie Police Headquarters where a Qualified Breathalyzer Technician determined that her blood alcohol level was in excess of the legal limit. She was charged with Operate while Impaired and Operate while Impaired – Over .80mgs

A second RIDE location was set up in the Lakeshore Drive and Victoria Street area and at 10:47 p.m., a 28-year-old male from Toronto was arrested for failing an Alcohol Screening Device test and failing to pull over when he was entering the RIDE spot check. This driver was also arrested and transported to Barrie Police Headquarters where it was determined by a Qualified Breathalyzer Technician that he was operating his motor vehicle in excess of twice the legal limit. This male is now charge with Dangerous Operation, Operation while Impaired and Operation while Impaired – Over .80mgs

Both drivers are scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice located in Barrie on April 3, 2024, and have had their motor vehicles impounded for 7 -days and driver’s licenses suspended for 90 days in accordance with the Administrative Drivers Licence Suspension program.

Occurrence #: BA24014831?BA24014861
Prepared by: Corporate Communications Coordinator Peter Leon


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