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Driver of Stolen Vehicle Deemed Impaired by Drug

Driver of Stolen Vehicle Deemed Impaired by Drug
July 20th, 2018 - Police & the Community

Investigators with the Barrie Police Traffic Services have arrested and charged a 29-year-old man and 31-year-old woman from Barrie, following a motor vehicle collision on Hurst Drive, in the City of Barrie.

On Friday, July 20, 2018, just before 7:30 a.m. a U-Haul truck left the roadway crashing into a home on Hurst Drive, in the City of Barrie. The driver and passenger of the vehicle fled the scene on foot, although were located a short time later by police and canine.

Further investigation into the collision revealed the vehicle had been reported stolen from the Barrie area on July 11, 2018.

The driver of the truck, a 29-year-old man from Barrie, was not injured. He has been charged with; Impaired Driving – by drug, Dangerous Driving, and Possession of Property Obtained by Crime – over $5,000. Further charges were laid under the Highway Traffic Act for Fail to Remain and Drive No Licence. The male was later released from custody and will appear in a Barrie Court of Justice on Wednesday, August 29, 2018.

The passenger, a 31-year-old woman from Barrie, was not injured. She has been charged with Possession of Property Obtained by Crime – over $5,000, and held in custody. The woman had been wanted on an outstanding warrant for unrelated charges by South Simcoe Police Service.

Prepared by: Constable S. Bamford #7419
Occurrence: BA18035854