(Innisfil, ON) On Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 5:00 p.m., South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to a report of an erratic driver in the 25th Sideroad and 9th Line area of Innisfil. Police conducted a traffic stop and the driver was arrested for Impaired Operation. He was transported to North Division where breath tests resulted in readings over the legal limit of alcohol. As a result, 42-year-old Shane Mitchell of Innisfil was charged with Impaired Operation and Over 80. His licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle impounded for seven days.
Thank you to the citizen for reporting this incident. Because of your call, we were able to apprehend the vehicle, make an arrest and help make our roads safer. Impaired driving is a crime in progress. Call 911 if you see a suspected impaired driver.
Dangerous Operation/Flight From Police
(Innisfil, ON) On Tuesday, June 2, 2020 around 7:30 p.m., South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to a driving complaint near Webster Boulevard and 7th Line in Innisfil. Police attempted to pull over the vehicle in question but it failed to stop and accelerated at a high rate of speed through a school zone and then a crowded neighbourhood. Officers did not pursue the vehicle but witnesses guided police to the location where the vehicle was abandoned and a suspect was seen fleeing into a wooded area. K9 attended, conducted a track and located the suspect. He was arrested without incident.
A 16-year-old Innisfil youth was charged with several offences including Dangerous Operation, Race a Motor Vehicle and Flight from Police. The accused cannot be identified due to provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
On Tuesday, June 2, 2020, South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to 45 calls for service.