Media Release. Monday, July 19, 2021.

Impaired Driving

(Bradford/Innisfil, ON)   The South Simcoe Police Service charged two people with impaired driving offences over the weekend.

On Friday, July 16, 2021, at approximately 11:20 p.m., police set up a RIDE Program on Simcoe Road in Bradford. One of the drivers stopped was arrested for impaired driving and transported to South Division. As a result of the investigation, 32-year-old Richard Wilson of Bradford was charged with Driving While Under Suspension, Operation While Impaired and Operation While Impaired – Excess Blood Alcohol. His licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle impounded for seven days.

On Sunday, July 18, 2021, at approximately 6:50 a.m., police responded to a single motor vehicle collision on the 5th Line between Yonge Street and Sideroad 10 in Innisfil. The vehicle had collided with a tree and struck two road signs. The male driver was located uninjured and was arrested for impaired driving. As a result of the investigation, 32-year-old Tyler Donofrio of Barrie was charged with Dangerous Operation, Operation While Impaired and Operation While Impaired – Excess Blood Alcohol. His licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle impounded for seven days.

Driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol is a crime in progress. If you spot a possible impaired driver, call 911 immediately.

Here are some possible signs of an impaired driver:

· Driving unreasonably fast, slow or at an inconsistent speed
· Drifting in and out of lanes
· Tailgating and changing lanes frequently
· Making exceptionally wide turns
· Changing lanes or passing without sufficient clearance
· Overshooting or stopping well before stop signs or stop lights
· Disregarding signals and lights
· Approaching signals or leaving intersections too quickly or slowly
· Driving without headlights, failing to lower high beams or leaving turn signals on
· Driving with windows open in cold or inclement weather

From Friday, July 16, 2021, to Monday, July 19, 2021, South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to 224 calls for service.

 





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