Impaired Driving/Over 80 

(Bradford, ON) A 32-year-old Keswick man charged last month with impaired driving by South Simcoe Police Service officers has been arrested and charged with impaired driving again.

On Monday, November 19, 2018 around 4:30 p.m., police responded to a call from a citizen concerned about a man in a parked vehicle on 10th Sideroad in Bradford West Gwillimbury. When officers arrived and spoke to the driver, an odour of alcohol was detected. After a fail was registered on a roadside screening device, the man was arrested for Over 80. He was transported to South Division where further testing resulted in readings of three times the legal limit of alcohol. Further investigation revealed the man’s driver’s licence was under two different suspensions. The first suspension was for unpaid fines. The second was a 90-day suspension from being charged with impaired driving in late October. The man was charged with Over 80, Impaired Care or Control, Driving While Under Suspension and Having Care or Control of a Motor Vehicle with Open Liquor.

The accused, already before the courts on an impaired driving charged, was held for a bail hearing.

Thank you to the alert citizen who called us about this situation. By making the call, an impaired driver was removed from the road – again. When we work together, we can all do our part to keep our communities safe.

Collisions Involving Deer 

(Innisfil/Bradford, ON) South Simcoe Police Service officers have responded to three motor vehicle collisions involving deer in the past three days. Two occurred in Bradford West Gwillimbury and the third in Innisfil. Luckily no one was injured.

Here are some safety tips to help reduce the chance of hitting a deer:

The highest risk times for deer-vehicle collisions are from sunset to midnight and around sunrise so slow down and be attentive.

Scan from shoulder to shoulder when watching the road ahead.

Use high beam headlights at night when there is no oncoming traffic to better illuminate the eyes of deer on or near the roadway.

Deer seldom run alone. If you see one deer, others may be nearby.

Slow down and blow your horn with one long blast to frighten the deer away.

Brake firmly when you notice a deer in or near your path, but stay in your lane, ‘don’t veer for deer.’

Buckle up. Most people injured in a car-deer collision are not wearing a seat belt.

Do not rely on devices such as deer whistles, deer fences and reflectors to deter deer.

On Monday, November 19, 2018, South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to 60 calls for service.