Stunt Driving/Speeding/Novice Driver BAC Above Zero

(Innisfil, ON) On Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at approximately 4:30 p.m., a South Simcoe Police Service officer observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed southbound on County Road 4 in Innisfil. Speed measurements were obtained of 135 km/h within the posted 80 km/h zone. A traffic stop was initiated and the officer detected an odour of alochol. A roadside screening device test resulted in a Caution. As a result, 29-year-old Shaunna Thomas of Barrie was charged with Stunt Driving, Speeding and Novice Driver BAC Above Zero. Her licence was suspended for seven days and her vehicle impounded for seven days.

Teen Dirt Bike Riders Charged 

(Innisfil, ON) On Wednesday April 22, 2020 around 7:30 p.m., South Simcoe Police Service officers attended the St. Johns Road and 7th Line area in Innisfil regarding a driving complaint about two dirt bikes. As officers arrived on scene, the bikes fled the scene. About one hour later, police observed two dirt bikes in the area matching the descriptions of the bikes that had previously fled. The officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop but the dirt bikes sped off in separate directions. Police did not pursue due to public safety concerns but both riders were subsequently arrested. Two Innisfil boys, aged 13 and 15, were charged with Fail to Stop, Disobey Stop Sign and Drive Off-Road Vehicle – No Number Plate. They were released with a future court date. Names of the accused cannot be released due to provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

Impaired Operation/Over 80 

(Innisfil, ON) On Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 5:18 p.m., South Simcoe Police Service officers were dispatched to the area of Queen Street and Church Street in Innisfil regarding a suspected impaired driver who had just been involved in a minor collision. The driver fled on foot but was located nearby and arrested for failing to remain at the scene of a collision and impaired operation. The man was transported to North Division where breath tests resulted in readings of over twice the legal limit.

28-year-old Brandon Thwaites of Springwater was charged with Impaired Operation and Over 80. His licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle impounded for seven days.

We realize traffic is lighter but that is no excuse for dangerous driving behaviours and high speeds. As you can see, our fight against impaired driving has not been affected by the pandemic. Thank you to the citizens that continue to act as our eyes and ears, despite the challenges of staying home to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

On Wednesday, April 22, 2020, South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to 61 calls for service.