Stunt Driving/Impaired Driving 

(Barrie,ON)  A 24-year-old Zephyr man is charged with Stunt Driving and Impaired Driving after being stopped by an officer travelling from one RIDE check to another. 

On Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 1:00 a.m., the officer was on the Highway 400 southbound ramp when a southbound vehicle was observed travelling at a high rate of speed. Using a radar device, the officer obtained a speed measurement of 154 km/hr in a 100 km/hr zone. With emergency lights and siren activated, the officer attempted to pull over the vehicle which eventually stopped just north of the Essa Rd. off ramp. While speaking with the driver, the officer detected an odour of alcohol. A roadside breath test was conducted which resulted in a fail. OPP officers who were at a RIDE check at Dunlop St. and the 400 attended the scene and the male driver was arrested without incident. The female passenger refused to leave the vehicle and was also arrested without incident. The pair was taken to the Barrie OPP detachment where further testing resulted in a charge of Over 80 against the driver. He was also charged with Impaired Care and Control, Stunt Driving and Speeding. The man’s licence was suspended and his vehicle impounded. He was released with a November court date.  


Novice Driver BAC Above Zero 

(Barrie, ON) An 18-year-old woman had her licence suspended after being stopped at a joint RIDE check involving South Simcoe Police Service officers and the OPP. 

On Saturday, October 20, 2018 just after 1:00 a.m., a vehicle was stopped at the RIDE Program at Highway 400 and the Dunlop Street ramp in Barrie. Officers detected an odour of a alcohol and issued a demand for a breath sample. As a result, the driver’s licence was suspended for 3 days. She was also charged with being a Novice Driver with a Blood Alcohol Concentration above zero. 


Radar Detector Seized 

(Stayner, ON) On Friday, October 19, 2019, South Simcoe Police Service officers took part in a four-day, joint RIDE initiative with a number of policing partners. As officers conducted spot checks at a location outside Stayner, a 23 year old Everett male drove into the RIDE program with a radar detector affixed to his windshield. The device was seized and a Provincial Offences Notice was issued for Driving Motor Vehicle with a Speed Measuring Warning Device. 

A 4-day collaborative RIDE Blitz was launched on October 17, 2018 to coincide with the legalization of Cannabis. Officers from South Simcoe Police Service, the OPP, Barrie Police, Rama Police and CFB Borden teamed up to keep our roads safe and to educate the public that driving high is impaired driving. By working together, police have managed to lay a number of charges, including impaired driving by drug and alcohol. We are all committed to road safety and encourage our citizens to work with us by obeying traffic laws.  


Firecracker Incident 

(Innisfil, ON) South Simcoe Police Service officers have received another report of an incident involving firecrackers last Tuesday.  

On Friday, October 19, 2018 a victim came forward to report that suspects in a vehicle had aimed firecrackers at the victim at 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 16. 2018. 

The victim said it happened twice while walking in the Innisfil Beach Rd. and Jans Blvd. area of Alcona. Police were already investigating similar reports from that night in the same area. This latest victim said multiple suspects were in the vehicle which was described as a dark grey sedan.  

Anyone with information that help identify these suspects is asked to call South Simcoe Police Service at 705-436-2141. 905-775-3311, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip online at 

Multiple people were victimized Tuesday evening and we want to identify these suspects in order to ensure these dangerous pranks are stopped. We’re lucky that no one has been seriously injured. Firecrackers pose a serious hazard if not used safely and appropriately.  


On Friday, October 19, 2018 South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to 57 calls for service.