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Media Release. Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Impaired Driver 

(Bradford, ON)  On Tuesday, December 19 2017, around 4:30 p.m., South Simcoe Police were dispatched to County Road #27 and the 2nd Line of Bradford West Gwillimbury from a concerned citizen about a possible impaired driver.  A description of the dump truck was given and officers were able to locate the dump truck eastbound on County Road #88 where the truck was pulled over.  While the officer was speaking to the male driver, a strong smell of alcohol was detected.   

A 40 year old Toronto man was arrested and taken to the South Division for further testing.  During their investigation, police learned the man was already prohibited from driving for unpaid fines. 

He has been charged with Driver Over 80 mgs, Impaired Driving and Drive Under Suspension.  He will appear in court in January 2018 to answer to these charges. 

You can play a role in keeping our roadways and waterways safe.  If you see a suspected impaired driver,  you are encouraged to call  

9-1-1 and report the incident to police.  Police will ask you to provide your location,  a description of the vehicle or vessel and the last known direction of travel.  Safe Roads...Your Call 

Festive R.I.D.E. Program 

(Innisfil, ON)  South Simcoe Police were conducting R.I.D.E. on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 around 5:30 p.m., on the 4th Line in the Town of Innisfil when police spotted a car stop prior to the spot check's location which made a U turn and sped off.   Police were able to stop the vehicle and while speaking to the female driver, the officer noted a strong smell of alcohol on her breath.  A roadside screening device was given which resulted in a WARN range, suspending her licence for 3 days.   

Another 65 vehicles were stopped resulting in another driver being pulled off our roads for 3 days after a roadside screening device resulted in the WARN range. Another driver was found to have been suspended from driving from 2004 for unpaid fines and is facing a charge of Driving While Under Suspension. 

Police are once again reminding drivers that there are options to get you home safely. The Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury and the Town of Innisfil both have public transit options. Go Transit also runs buses and trains through both communities. Taxis and driving services are also good options. 

For more information on public transit, please visit: 

https://www.townofbwg.com/transit 

https://innisfil.ca/living/transit 

http://www.gotransit.com/publicroot/en/Default.aspx 

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