Over 80

(Innisfil, ON) A 23-year-old Barrie man was charged with Over 80 after a concerned citizen called to report a vehicle in a ditch and a suspected impaired driver.

South Simcoe Police Service officers were dispatched at 12:30 a.m. on Friday, February 28, 2020 to the single-vehicle collision on 10th Sideroad north of Innisfil Beach Road in Innisfil. The responding officer detected an odour of alcohol and following a roadside screening device test, the driver was arrested and transported to North Division. Breath tests resulted in readings over the legal limit.

23-year-old Anmoldeep Thind of Barrie was charged with Over 80. His licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle impounded for seven days. He was not injured in the collision.

This was the second time this week that we received a call regarding a suspected impaired driver. Thank you to our citizens for working with us to keep our roads safe.

Driver Pinned in Bradford Collision 

(Bradford, ON) On Thursday, February 27, 2020, around 4:00 p.m., South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to a three vehicle collision on 10th Sideroad between 9th and 10th Line in Bradford. The collision occurred when one driver stopped in the southbound lane due to heavy wind and was rear ended slightly by a second vehicle. Both drivers pulled over and got out to look at the damage. A third vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed struck one of the vehicles which caused it to move forward and pinned one of the drivers between the stopped vehicles. The 63-year-old man who was pinned was taken to hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. The 25-year-old man involved in the initial collision was treated in hospital for a minor injury. The driver of the third vehicle was not hurt. The investigation is ongoing.

It is important to always put safety first on our roads, especially in the snow and whiteout conditions we are experiencing during this winter storm.

The Ministry of Transportation has these tips. http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/handbook/bus/section3-2-9.shtml  

On Thursday, February 27, 2020, South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to 81 calls for service.