One stunt driving and four impaired charges laid by South Simcoe Police to start the new year

Five motorists accused of being off to a bad 2021 on the roads

Four people throughout Bradford and Innisfil were charged with impaired driving in the 48 hours surrounding New Year’s.

The South Simcoe Police Service says the charges were laid between Thursday, December 31 at 5 p.m. and Saturday, January 2 at 2 p.m., with four motorists seeing their licenses suspended for 90 days.

The first driver was charged around 5 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. Police say they spotted a vehicle driving erratically on St. Johns Road and Line 6 of Innisfil. A 70-year-old Innisfil woman was charged.

On Friday morning, just after 2 a.m., police received a call about a suspicious vehicle in the area of 3rd Line and Rogers Place in Innisfil. Police arrived to find a vehicle had struck a tree. A 43-year-old Barrie man was charged at the scene. Police say he was not hurt in the crash.

Another driver was charged around 6:30 p.m. on New Year’s Day. Police responded to reports a vehicle was swerving along Highway 400 at Highway 88. Police tracked the vehicle to a gas station on 88 and say it appears the driver was asleep behind the wheel. A 56-year-old Toronto man was charged.

A 29-year-old Stouffville man was charged around 2 p.m. on January 2, after police were tipped off about a possible impaired driver. A vehicle was safely pulled over in the area of Jans Boulevard and Westmount Avenue in Innisfil.

Meanwhile, a 31-year-old Bradford man was charged with speeding and stunt driving after police say he was clocked at 67 kilometres over the speed limit on New Year’s Day. A South Simcoe Police officer patrolling the northbound 400 stopped the vehicle after obtaining a speed measurement of 167 km/h through a 100 zone.