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News Release: December 4, 2017

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Prepared by: Corporate Commications
Posted: December 4, 2017
Occurrence Type: Festive R.I.D.E Continues to See Motorists Impaired
Occurrence #: BA17059730
Date: Friday, December 1, 2017 - 9:00pm

On Friday, December 1, 2017, Barrie Police Traffic Services conducted Festive R.I.D.E. throughout the City of Barrie.

Police administered twenty (20) roadside breath demands, resulting in two 3-day licence suspensions and eleven (11) standardized field sobriety tests, which further resulted in a 43-year-old Barrie man charged with Impaired Driving by Drug.

A 32 and 46-year-old Barrie man was charged with Impaired Driving and Over 80, followed by a 90-day licence suspension and a 7-day vehicle impoundment.  

Further charges stemming from R.I.D.E included charges under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, for possession of crack-cocaine, and several Highway Traffic Act related charges which included a motorist being charged with Stunt Driving and Operate Unsafe Vehicle.

On average, approximately 4 people are killed each day in crashes involving alcohol and/or drugs. The Barrie Police Service is committed to reducing impaired driving and will continue to raise awareness on this leading criminal cause of death in Canada.

Prepared by: Constable S. Bamford #7419
Occurrence: BA17059730