Impaired Driving

(Bradford/Innisfil, ON)  South Simcoe Police Service charged four people with impaired driving in 48 hours over New Year’s 2021. From Thursday, December 31, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. to Saturday, January 2, 2021, at 2:00 p.m., four drivers were charged with Excess Blood Alcohol and had their licence suspended for 90 days and vehicle impounded for seven days.

-On Thursday, December 31, 2020, at approximately 4:50 p.m., police observed a vehicle driving erratically on St. Johns Road and Line 6 in Innisfil. A vehicle stop was conducted. As a result of investigation, 70-year-old Patricia Hofland of Innisfil was charged with Operation While Impaired and Operation While Impaired – Excess Blood Alcohol.

-On Friday, January 1, 2021, at approximately 2:17 a.m., officers responded to a suspicious vehicle call near the 3rd Line and Rogers Place in Innisfil. Once on scene, police determined the vehicle had struck a tree. The driver was not injured. As a result of investigation, 43-year-old Calvin Hodges of Barrie was charged Operation While Impaired and Operation While Impaired – Excess Blood Alcohol.

-On Friday, January 1, 2020, at approximately 6:30 p.m., police responded to a report of a vehicle swerving on Highway 400 that had exited at County Road 88 and parked in a gas station on Highway 88 in Bradford. When police arrived, the driver appeared to be sleeping in his seat. As a result of investigation, 56-year-old Stephen Stewart of Toronto was charged with Operation While Impaired and Operation While Impaired – Excess Blood Alcohol.

-On Saturday, January 2, 2021, at approximately 2:00 p.m., police responded to a report of a possible impaired driver in Innisfil. A vehicle stop was conducted at Jans Boulevard and Westmount Avenue. As a result of the investigation, 29-year-old Michael Leccese of Stouffville was charged with Operation While Impaired – Excess Blood Alcohol.

Four impaired driving arrests in 48 hours is disturbing and very disappointing. This was not how we wanted to start the new year. There is no excuse to drive drunk or under the influence of drugs. Huge thank you to the citizens who helped keep our roads safe this holiday season by reporting these incidents.

Speeding/Stunt Driving

(Innisfil, ON) A 31-year-old Bradford man was charged with Speeding and Stunt Driving after a vehicle was clocked at 67 km/h over the posted speed limit on New Year’s Day.

On Friday, January 1, 2021, at approximately 1:00 p.m., a South Simcoe Police officer travelling northbound on Highway 400 observed a vehicle driving at a high rate of speed. A speed measurement was obtained of 167 km/h in a posted 100 km/h zone. A vehicle stop was conducted.

As a result of the investigation, 31-year-old Faizan Hashmi of Bradford was charged with Speeding and Stunt Driving. His licence was suspended for seven days and his vehicle impounded for seven days.

27% of fatalities and 19% of serious injuries involve speeding. Travelling at high speed is not only risking your safety, but the safety of other motorists and pedestrians. Slow down and arrive alive. Make it your New Year’s Resolution.

 





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