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Published May 30, 2024

Barrie police lay impaired charges, driver blows almost 3 times over legal limit

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Barrie police laid impaired charges on a local driver after they spotted him exiting a restaurant on Bayfield Street.

Officers say they noticed the vehicle this morning around 1:10 a.m.

"After following it a short distance, and based upon observations made by the officers, a traffic stop was initiated as the vehicle turned left onto Livingstone Street West," police said in a news release.

"The male driver, who exhibited signs of impairment, was placed under arrest for impaired driving and transported to Barrie Police Headquarters where the investigation continued."

Officers say a breathalyzer operator confirmed that the driver was almost three times over the legal limit.

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The 27-year-old from Barrie was charged with:

  • Operation while Impaired
  • Operation while Impaired – Blood Alcohol Concentration (80 plus)
  • Drive Motor Vehicle with Liquor Readily Available
  • Drive Motor Vehicle with Unsealed Container of Liquor

He is scheduled to appear in Barrie court in June.

His vehicle has been impounded for seven days and his driver’s licence has been suspended for 90 days.

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