Community Complaints Lead to Impaired Driving Charge
(Bradford, ON) Community complaints about drivers in a Bradford neighbourhood led to an impaired driving charge after a vehicle ran a stop sign.
On Monday, October 1, 2018, around 6 p.m., South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to the area of Magani Ave. and Miller Park Ave. after receiving reports of vehicles disobeying stop signs. While on scene, an officer observed a westbound vehicle stop at a stop sign while a second westbound vehicle passed the stopped vehicle without stopping and then proceeded through the intersection. Police followed the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop. The officer detected an odour of alcohol and after a roadside breath test, the driver was placed under arrest for Over 80. Further testing at South Division resulted in readings of nearly double the legal limit. A 35-year-old Bradford man was charged with Over 80, Disobey A Stop Sign and Fail to Have Insurance Card. The man was released with a court date later this month.
Thank you to our community members who brought this traffic concern to our attention. As a result of your commitment to community safety, we were able to remove an impaired driver from our roads. By working together, we can make a difference.
On Monday, October 1, 2018, South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to 65 calls for service.