Impaired Driving Charge Follows RIDE Stop  

(Bradford, ON) A 45-year-old Bradford woman was charged with Over 80 after being stopped at a RIDE check.

On Sunday, March 1, 2020, South Simcoe Police Service officers set up a RIDE program at Miller Park and West Park in Bradford. At 8:20 p.m., police detected an odour of alcohol on a driver and conducted a roadside screening device test which resulted in a fail. The driver was placed under arrest and transported to South Division where breath tests results were over the legal limit.

45-year-old Jennifer Galdiks of Bradford was charged with Over 80. Her licence was suspended for 90 days and her vehicle impounded for seven days. She was released with a future court date.

RIDE programs by South Simcoe Police Service are part of our year-round traffic safety initiatives aimed at removing impaired drivers from our roads. Over the course of 2019, we more than doubled the number of RIDE Programs with spot checks every two days. Public safety, especially on our roads remains our top priority.

Multiple Charges After Distracted Driving Traffic Stop  

(Bradford, ON) A 48-year-old Schomberg man faces several charges after a South Simcoe Police Service officer attempted to stop a driver using a cell phone.

On Saturday, February 29, 2020, around 11:30 p.m., an officer conducting traffic enforcement on Holland Street West in Bradford observed a man using a cell phone while driving. The officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop but the driver continued to proceed eventually pulling into a plaza. When speaking with the driver, police detected an odour of alcohol. The driver was arrested and transported to South Division after refusing a demand for a roadside screening device test.

48-year-old Eric Hehn of Schomberg was charged with offences including:

Refusal to comply with demand

Drive while using a hand-held communication device

Fail to stop on right for emergency vehicle

Drive while under suspension

Fail to comply with release conditions

His licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle impounded for seven days.

Drivers talking on mobile devices, either hands-free or hand-held are up to four times as likely to be involved in a crash. That conversation can wait. Put away your phone when driving.

FYI: Refusing to take a drug or alcohol test is a criminal offence. In addition to an immediate licence suspension and impoundment of your vehicle, you will also face a $550 penalty and a $281 licence reinstatement fee.

Assault 

(Bradford, ON) On Saturday, February 29, 2020, just after 11:00 p.m., South Simcoe Police Service officers were dispatched to a Bradford home regarding a domestic dispute. A man reported that he had been assaulted by his spouse when a verbal argument turned physical. A 24-year-old Bradford woman was charged with Assault. She was released with a future court date. Her name is not being released to protect the identity of the victim. Both the victim and the accused declined medical treatment.

If you have been assaulted by an intimate partner or know someone who has been assaulted, call police and report the incident. We will respond and protect your safety by conducting an investigation and connecting you with our community partners who can provide the resources you need.

From Friday, February 28, 2020 to Monday, March 2, 2020, South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to 264 calls for service.

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