Impaired Driving 

(Innisfil, ON)  On Saturday, May 16, 2020 around 7:30 p.m., South Simcoe Police Service officers were called to a two-vehicle collision near Lakeshore Boulevard and Acres Street in Innisfil. The suspect driver in a Ford F-150 pickup truck registered a fail on a roadside approved screening device and was arrested for impaired driving. He was transported to North Division where breath tests resulted in readings over the legal limit. Charged with Over 80 was 66-year-old Ernest McDougall of Gilford. His licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle impounded for seven days.

We are currently in Canada Road Safety Week, a national campaign to combat dangerous driving behaviours, including impaired driving. There may be less traffic on our roads due to COVID-19; that is not permission for you to be driving under the influence of alcohol, marijuana or other drugs. Forty-percent of fatally injured drivers had been drinking some amount of alcohol prior to the collision. Drive sober and arrive alive.  

Weekend Domestic Assaults

(Bradford, ON) A 44-year-old Bradford man was charged with several offences after South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to a report of a domestic assault.

When police arrived on scene, the suspect had fled in his vehicle but was located by officers. The man was charged with two counts of Assault, Assault Causing Bodily Harm and Uttering Threats. He was released with a future court date. The victim did not require medical attention.

(Innisfil, ON) Police were dispatched to a home in Innisfil regarding a domestic dispute. As a result of investigation, a 49-year-old man and a 45-year-old woman were each charged with one count of assault arising from two separate incidents. They did not require medical attention.

We encourage anyone who is in a volatile domestic situation to reach out to our community partners to seek support. If you fear for your safety, call 911.

We encourage friends and loved ones to contact police if they know of someone who is in an abusive situation but is unable to call due to COVID-19 isolation.

From Friday, May 15, 2020 to Tuesday, May 19, 2020, South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to 222 calls for service.