Tips from public help Barrie police nab suspected impaired dump truck driver

Canine unit and tactical support unit was brought in to locate the driver

A slew of charges for a 41-year-old Brampton man after police received calls around 8:30 Wednesday morning from a number of citizens about a suspected impaired motorist driving a dump truck. They said the driver was eastbound on Dunlop Street after entering the city from Springwater Township.

The truck was located and pulled over. As an officer was speaking to the driver he sped off in a dangerous manner. The truck was found abandoned on Archer Road, in the area of Ardagh Road and Ferndale Drive South.

“A short time later, in a green space between Elizabeth Street and Patterson Road, the driver was located by Barrie Police Service dog Serge, his handler and members of the Tactical Support Unit who had assisted with the track,” according to a media release.

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The driver is facing the following charges:

  • Impaired Operation
  • Flight from Peace Officer
  • Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle
  • Operate Motor Vehicle while Prohibited
  • Fail to Comply with Probation Order
  • Take Motor Vehicle Without Consent.

He was released with a court date later this month.

Police praised the public who they say “played a significant role in removing an impaired and dangerous driver from our streets.”