Officer Saves Man’s Life with Naloxone
(Innisfil, ON) A quick-thinking South Simcoe Police Service officer saved a man’s life by using naloxone.
On Saturday, March 6, 2021, at approximately 8:30 p.m., police were called to a two-vehicle collision involving a station wagon and a pickup truck in the Saint Johns Road and 7th Line area of Innisfil. No one was injured. The driver of the pickup truck was arrested for Operation While Impaired by Drug and moments later went into medical distress. Police realized the man was suffering an overdose. An officer quickly administered naloxone and paramedics transported the man to hospital where he was listed in stable condition. A charge of impaired driving by drug, a 90-day licence suspension and a seven-day vehicle impoundment are pending against a 33-year-old Innisfil man.
Naloxone is a medication used to counteract the effects of opioid overdose. All South Simcoe Police Service officers are equipped with the life-saving drug.
(Innisfil, ON) On Sunday, March 7, 2021, at approximately 12:48 a.m., an officer observed a vehicle driving erratically without any exterior lights on near Webster Boulevard and Innisfil Beach Road in Innisfil. The vehicle pulled into the rear parking lot of the South Simcoe Police Service North Division on Innisfil Beach Road where the officer conducted a vehicle stop. The driver was arrested for impaired operation. As a result of the investigation, 28-year-old Jacob Monk of Innisfil was charged with Operation While Impaired, Operation While Impaired – Excess Blood Alcohol and Driving a Vehicle With Open Liquor. His licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle impounded for seven days. The accused was released with a future court date.
(Innisfil, ON) On Sunday, March 7, 2021, at approximately 2:45 p.m., South Simcoe Police Service officers were called regarding a suspected impaired driver in Innisfil. Officers responded to the area of Yonge Street and Killarney Beach Road where they observed a vehicle driving erratically and at high speed. Police caught up with the vehicle when it stopped at a red light at the intersection of Yonge Street and Innisfil Beach Road. Police conducted a tandem stop to prevent a pursuit with one cruiser pulling in front of the vehicle and another cruiser behind. As officers approached the vehicle on foot, it reversed and collided with the cruiser behind it. The driver was then safely taken into custody and examined by a Drug Recognition Expert. As a result of the investigation, 19-year-old Bryant Prebule of Innisfil was charged with Operation While Impaired by Drug. His licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle impounded for seven days. The collision caused minor damage to the cruiser but no one was hurt. The accused was released with a future court date.
Impaired is impaired, whether by drugs or alcohol. Impaired is impaired judgement, response time and ability to drive safely. Don’t take chances with your life and the lives of others. Drive straight and sober.
Fail To Remain Collision
(Bradford, ON) On Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 6:56 p.m., South Simcoe Police Service officers were dispatched to a fail to remain collision on Langford Boulevard in Bradford. Once on scene, officers determined that a Mazda travelling southbound at a high rate of speed struck a parked Toyota causing the Mazda to flip onto its roof. The male driver of the Mazda, who was the lone occupant, fled on foot. The K9 Unit and the drone were deployed as part of the search for the suspect. There have been no arrests. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact South Simcoe Police Service or Crime Stoppers.
From Friday, March 5, 2021, to Monday, March 8, 2021, South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to 227 calls for service.