Police charge four drivers in four days following spate of drunk driving, hit-and-run calls over the weekend

One motorist charged after their vehicle ended up in Lake Simcoe

South Simcoe Police have charged four motorists with impaired driving in as many days, including one who police say put their wheels in the drink.

At around 4:30 a.m. Monday, officers were called to the area of 10th Line and Purvis Street in Innisfil with reports of a vehicle in the water. Officers arrived on the scene to find a water-soaked vehicle parked on the beach. After digging a bit deeper, police charged a 31-year-old from Innisfil with impaired driving. His vehicle was impounded for a week, while his license was suspended for 90 days.

On Sunday, at about 1:45 a.m., officers got a call to the 10 Sideroad and Innisfil Beach Road area with reports of a hit-and-run. Officers were told a vehicle was rear-ended and the suspect left the scene. The suspect vehicle was located not long after, and the driver was arrested. A 33-year-old woman from Etobicoke is facing charges of impaired driving and dangerous driving.

At about 9 p.m. Saturday, officers say there was another hit-and-run crash reported. A parked vehicle was struck in the area of St. Johns Road and Adams Road in Innisfil. The driver and vehicle suspected of fleeing the scene were located, and police say a 37-year-old from Barrie is facing charges including fleeing the scene of a collision.

Shortly before noon on Friday, police were called to the Scanlon Creek Conservation area on Line 9 in Bradford with reports of a suspicious person. The vehicle is said to have left the scene at a high rate of speed, but police were able to locate it at a home in Bradford. The driver was arrested for impaired driving. A 28-year-9old from Bradford also had his vehicle impounded and his license suspended.