Impaired Boating 

(Innisfil, ON) A 46-year-old Innisfil man is charged with impaired boating after Marine Unit officers spotted a vessel in distress.

On Saturday, July 6, 2019 around 1:00 p.m., officers patrolling aboard Marine One saw two men paddling a disabled boat on Cook’s Bay in Innisfil. When police spoke to the owner/operator of the vessel, a strong odour of alcohol was detected and open alcohol observed throughout the boat. The operator failed a breath test test that was conducted aboard Marine One and he was subsequently transported to South Division. Further testing resulted in readings over the legal limit. As a result, a 46-year-old Innisfil man was charged Over 80 and having open alcohol on the boat. His driver’s licence was suspended for 90 days. He was released with a future court date.

Warn Range Suspension 

(Innisfil, ON) A 26-year-old Barrie woman operating a boat had her driver’s licence suspended for three days after breath tests resulted in a caution.

On Sunday, July 7, 2019, Marine Unit officers patrolling aboard Marine One in Friday Harbour in Innisfil observed a boat being operated in an unusual manner. When officers spoke to the operator, they detected an odour of alcohol. The woman was brought on board Marine One where a breath test was conducted, resulting in a caution. When police boarded the boat she had been operating, open alcohol was observed throughout the vessel along with marijuana laid out. A 26-year-old Barrie woman was issued a 3-day warn range suspension and charged with having open alcohol.

Mixing alcohol and drugs with boating is illegal and dangerous. Fatigue, sun, wind and the motion of the boat may dull your senses. Alcohol and drugs intensify these effects, reducing your reaction time, your judgment and, consequently, your ability to navigate your craft. We are committed to keeping our waterways safe and enjoyable for everyone.

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