(Innisfil/Bradford, ON) South Simcoe Police Service officers laid impaired driving charges in separate incidents less than an hour apart yesterday.
The first incident occurred at 4:20 p.m. on Sunday, September 22, 2019 when a citizen called police to report an erratic driver on County Road 89 in Innisfil. After police stopped the vehicle, the driver was arrested and transported to South Division. A 41-year-old Gilford man was charged with Over 80 and Refusal to Comply with a Breath Test Demand. His licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle impounded for seven days.
The second arrest happened at 5:09 p.m. in Bradford when police were called to a collision involving a suspected impaired driver in a parking lot on Holland Street West. After the driver failed a roadside screening device test, he was arrested and transported to South Division. His breath tests resulted in readings of twice the legal limit. A 32-year-old Newmarket man was charged with Impaired Driving and Over 80. His licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle impounded for seven days. No one was hurt in the collision.
Thank you to the citizens that called us to report two suspected impaired drivers. Your actions help keep our communities safe. Please continue the good work everyone by being our eyes and ears out there.
Weapon Possession/Utter Threats/Theft
(Bradford, ON) A 22-year-old Bradford man and a 17-year-old youth from Oshawa were charged with a number of offences after South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to a report of threats being made with weapon.
On Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 7:30 a.m., South Simcoe Police Service officers were called to the Maplegrove Avenue and Collings Avenue area of Bradford by a man who said he had been threatened with a knife. Upon arrival, officers observed two males dragging a large container with two cannabis plants that had been stolen from a nearby residence. As a result of investigation, a 22-year-old Bradford man and a 17-year-old Oshawa male were charged with Uttering Threats, Theft, Possession of Stolen Property and Breach of Probation. The youth was also charged with Possession of a Weapon for Dangerous Purpose. Both accused were held for a bail hearing.
From Friday, September 20, 2019 to Monday, September 23, 2019, South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to 295 calls for service.