(Bradford, ON) It must be Friday of a spring weekend! Officers on traffic enforcement patrols have laid two stunt driving charges this afternoon.
A 59-year-old Angus man was charged with stunt driving following a traffic stop on County Road 27 in Bradford West Gwillimbury. Officers obtained a speed measurement of 133 km/h in 80 zone. Not long after that, same road and same speed measurement. This time a 20-year-old Barrie man was charged with stunt driving for travelling 133 km/h in an 80 zone. Both drivers were suspended for seven days and their vehicles impounded for seven days.
(Bradford, ON) A 41-year-old Bradford man is charged with Over 80 following an early morning traffic stop in Bradford.
On Friday, April 5, 2019, around 2:00 a.m., a South Simcoe Police Service officer witnessed two people walk to a parked vehicle on Mary Street. The vehicle drove off and turned onto Simcoe Street where it proceeded in an erratic manner. The officer conducted a vehicle stop and detected an odour of alcohol. A roadside screening device test was conducted which resulted in a fail. The driver was arrested for Over 80 and transported to the South Division. Further testing resulted in readings well over the legal limit of alcohol. The man was charged with Over 80. His licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle impounded for 45 days due to his previous driving history.
Impaired driving is the leading criminal cause of death and serious injury in Canada. Speed is a major contributing factor to injuries and fatalities in motor vehicle collisions. We are committed to ensuring our roads are safe for everyone. We patrol 24/7 with a watchful eye for impaired drivers, speeders and anyone else who takes unnecessary risks that could hurt them or others. We urge all of our residents to make the right choices if you’re getting behind the wheel. Have a great weekend everyone and please drive sober and drive safe.
On Thursday, April 4, 2019, South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to 88 calls for service.