Collision 

(Bradford, ON) South Simcoe Police Service officers are investigating a collision involving a County of Simcoe Paramedics ambulance and a dump truck n Bradford.

On Monday, November 18, 2019, around 8:30 a.m., a northbound dump truck lost control on Yonge Street at Line 9 when the driver tried to move over for a southbound ambulance with lights activated. The dump truck crossed the centre line, spun around and struck the back of the ambulance sending the emergency vehicle off the road. There was considerable damage to both vehicles but fortunately the two paramedics in the ambulance and the truck driver were not injured. Traffic was disrupted for over two hours while the large vehicles were removed from the area. The investigation is ongoing. Road conditions are believed to have been a factor in the collision.

This was one of about a dozen, weather-related collisions we responded to this morning. We would like to remind you of some of the key elements to safe winter driving:

Slow down

Winter tires. They can provide greater traction

No sudden braking or accelerating

Don’t tailgate. Leave greater stopping distance

Turn on your lights to increase your visibility to other drivers

Stay alert

Impaired Driving/Over 80

(Innisfil, ON) A 31-year-old King City man was charged with Impaired Driving and Over 80 after police were called about a possible impaired driver.

On Saturday, November 16, 2019, South Simcoe Police Service officers were dispatched to the 6th Line of Innisfil for a report of a vehicle driving erratically. The vehicle stopped just east of 10th Sideroad where the driver was arrested and transported to North Division. Breath tests resulted in readings of approximately twice the legal limit. A 31-year-old King City man was charged with Impaired Driving and Over 80. His licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle impounded for seven days. He was released with a court date in December.

Impaired Driving/Over 80 

(Bradford, ON) A 29-year-old Niagara Falls man had his licence suspended for 90 days after being charged with Impaired Driving and Over 80.

On Saturday, November 16, 2019, around 1:00 a.m., South Simcoe Police Service officers received two reports regarding a vehicle with a damaged wheel that was driving erratically in the area of County Road 88 and Highway 400 in Bradford. Police located the vehicle in a driveway and officers detected an odour of alcohol when speaking to the driver. After a fail was registered on a roadside screening device, the driver was arrested and transported to South Division. Further testing resulted in readings of nearly twice the legal limit. A 29-year-old Niagara Falls man was charged with Impaired Driving and Over 80. His licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle impounded for seven days. He was released with a December court date.

In addition to these impaired driving arrests, officers also issued two, 3-Day licence suspensions following roadside tests.

Thank you to the citizens who called to report the two suspected impaired drivers. With your assistance we were able to make our roads safer. The holiday season is fast approaching. Please don’t drive impaired. Make good, safe choices when it comes to partying.

From Friday, November 15, 2019 to Monday, November 18, 2019, South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to 193 calls for service.

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