(Bradford, ON) South Simcoe Police Service officers arrested two drivers for impaired operation within twenty minutes of each other early Easter Sunday.
On Sunday, April 21, 2019 at 2:00 a.m., an officer conducting radar around Line 6 and West Park Avenue in Bradford observed a vehicle travelling in excess of 30 killometres of the posted speed limit. After stopping the vehicle, the driver failed a roadside breath test and was transported to South Division. His breath tests resulted in readings well over the legal limit. As a result, a 32-year-old Richmond Hill man was charged with Over 80. His licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle impounded for seven days.
Twenty minutes after this traffic stop, an officer on general patrol observed a vehicle stopped at the intersection of Barrie Street and Holland Street in Bradford. The driver appeared to be asleep with the vehicle in drive mode and running. When the driver awoke to the sound of the officer knocking on his window, he drove forward striking the police vehicle. Showing significant signs of intoxication, the driver was arrested for impaired driving and transported to South Division. Breath tests resulted in readings of nearly three times the legal limit. A 46-year-old Bradford man was charged with Impaired Driving and Over 80. His licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle impounded for seven days.
Both of the above accused were released with future court dates.
To say these arrests are disappointing and disturbing would be an understatement. Some drivers continue to put their lives and the lives of innocent people at risk by choosing to drive impaired. Our officers are always watching for suspected impaired drivers and our RIDE programs are year round. We urge you to call 9-1-1 if you spot a suspected impaired driver. Together we can make our roads safe.
From Friday, April 19, 2019 to Tuesday, April 23, 2019, South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to 359 calls for service.