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Published April 27, 2022

Huronia West OPP concerned drivers are not getting the message to drive sober

Five drivers charged over a five-day period
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There is frustration from Huronia West OPP after police charged five separate motorists with impaired driving offences between Apr. 23 and Apr 27., or in other words, one driver each day.

This included a 39-year-old Barrie woman stopped by police last Saturday afternoon after a concerned citizen contacted the OPP about a suspected drunk driver in the area of Alpine Trail in Springwater Township. Then on Sunday afternoon, police conducted a traffic stop on Mosley Street in Wasaga Beach and a 26-year-old woman from the town was charged with impaired. On Monday evening, OPP received a call from a citizen about a possible impaired driver in the area of George Johnston Road in Springwater Township. Police stopped a vehicle and the 63-year-old driver from Hillsdale was charged. On Tuesday, another tip from a citizen resulted in the OPP stopping a vehicle on Mosley Street in Wasaga Beach after a report of a possible impaired motorist leaving a business parking lot. That driver, a 30-year-old man from Wasaga Beach was charged. Early the next morning on Wednesday, an 18-year-old woman from Wasaga Beach was charged after yet another call from a concerned motorist about a possible impaired driver on Caribou Trail in Wasaga Beach.

"Officers have worked tirelessly to ensure the roads are safe and are concerned that drivers are not getting the message to drive sober," Huronia West OPP said in a media release.

Huronia West OPP, Detachment Commander, Inspector Leah Gilfoy would like to reiterate that "driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs is never acceptable and will not be tolerated. Be responsible, if you plan on consuming drugs or alcohol don't drive. Further, thank you to our frontline police officers for their efforts and to our community members for their commitment to keeping our roads safe and free from impaired drivers. If you suspect someone is driving impaired, call 9-1-1".

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