Breach of Probation
(Innisfil, ON) A 60-year-old Innisfil man is charged with breach of probation after an officer en route to a RIDE Program conducted a vehicle stop.
On Wednesday, October 17, 2018, around 6:30 p.m., a South Simcoe Police Service officer was heading to a joint forces RIDE blitz on Innisfil Beach Rd. and Highway 400 to coincide with the legalization of recreational cannabis. As the officer approached the RIDE check, he observed a vehicle with a front seat passenger drinking alcohol. The officer stopped the vehicle and while speaking with the driver, an odour of alcohol was detected. A roadside breath test registered the presence of alcohol in violation of a probation order. The driver was charged with Breach of Probation. His 57-year-old passenger was ticketed for having an open container of liquor. The driver has a court date in November. The vehicle was towed from the scene. The liquor was seized and disposed of by police at North Division.
This incident illustrates why South Simcoe Police Service officers remain committed to the fight against impaired driving. The joint forces RIDE initiative will continue for the next three nights as we work with our policing partners to catch impaired drivers and raise awareness that driving high is impaired driving. If you spot a suspected impaired driver, safely call 911. It is a crime in progress.
South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to 76 calls for service on Wednesday, October 17, 2018.