Impaired Driving

(Innisifl, ON) A Collingwood man was issued a 90-day licence suspension after being charged with impaired driving in Innisfil.

On Friday, August 28, 2020, around 8:00 p.m., a South Simcoe Police Service officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle observed driving erratically in the area of Innisfil Beach Road and Highway 400. The driver was arrested for impaired driving and transported to North Division. Breath tests conducted at the police station resulted in readings over the legal limit of alcohol. 57-year-old Graham Mottram of Collingwood was charged with Operation While Impaired and Over 80. In addition to the licence suspension, his vehicle was impounded for seven days.

Even one drink of alcohol can reduce your reaction time, blur or double your vision, impair your reflexes, and alter your attention span. Make the right choice for public safety and always drive sober. There’s no excuse.

Life Jackets Save Lives – Again!  

(Innisfil, ON) A weekend incident on Lake Simcoe could have had a tragic outcome if it weren’t for life jackets.

On Saturday, August 29, 2020, at 6:20 p.m., South Simcoe Police Service attended the Park Road area in Innisfil for a report of two people who had fallen off a personal watercraft (PWC) in the north end of the lake. A female rider had managed to swim to the PWC and floated to shore in Innisfil in heavy winds after drifting for nearly two hours. The woman had lost sight of her boyfriend who was also wearing a life jacket. Marine 1 and Innisfil Fire and Rescue Service responded and marine units from multiple police agencies were asked to attend. Joint Rescue Coordination Centre Trenton was asked to provide air support. Police conducted a shoreline search on foot.

At 7:10 p.m., the man was observed swimming towards shore. The couple headed home safe and sound after being assessed and cleared by paramedics.

This is not the first time this summer that citizens can credit life jackets for a safe, happy outcome. Life jackets save lives. Ensure you have one and wear it when out on the water.

Commercial Break and Enters 

(Innisfil, ON) South Simcoe Police Service officers are appealing for the public’s help following two commercial break and enters in Innisfil.

On Friday, August 28, 2020, at 8:00 a.m., police were dispatched to Yonge Street near Innisfil Beach Road for a break in at a commercial storage building where equipment was stolen. Around 9:30 a.m., officers were called to a storage facility on Innisfil Beach Road and 10 Sideroad area for another break and enter. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Brad Bunn at 705-436-2141, 905-775-3311 extension 1418, or contact Crime Stoppers.

If you see suspicious activity, call the police. Teamwork is critical to community safety. Let us know if you see something or someone that appears to be out of place.

From Friday, August, 28, 2020, to Monday, August 31, 2020, South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to 225 calls for service.