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Four charges laid in R.I.D.E spot check

A total of 390 vehicles were stopped and a total of ten roadside demands were administered
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NEWS RELEASE

BARRIE POLICE SERVICE

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This year, the campaign “Share the Road - Drive Safe!” was launched during the 2017 Police Week to help draw attention to the fact that keeping our roadways and highways safe is a priority for all police organizations.

MADD Canada estimates there are somewhere between 1,250 and 1,500 impairment-related crash deaths in Canada each year (3.4 - 4.1 deaths per day).  

A wide range of drugs (illicit as well as prescription and even some sold over-the-counter) have impairing effects on driving-related skills. It is also known that many of these drugs are found in drivers involved in serious road crashes.

The Barrie Police Service conducted R.I.D.E Spot Check on Wednesday night throughout the City of Barrie.

A total of 390 vehicles were stopped and a total of ten roadside demands were administered, two field sobriety tests were conducted, and a 38-year-old Barrie man was charged with stunt racing, which resulted in a roadside suspension and seven-day vehicle impoundment.

To finish the night, three occupants of a vehicle were arrested and charged.

A 19-year-old male from Barrie was charged with; possession of a controlled substance - Marijuana. He will appear in an Ontario Court of Justice on June 26, 2017.

A 19-year-old from Barrie was charged with; possession of a prohibited weapon - brass knuckles, and breach of probation. He will appear in an Ontario Court of Justice on June 26, 2017.

A 16-year-old female from Barrie was charged with; possession of a controlled substance - marijuana. She will appear in an Ontario Court of Justice in June 2017.

For further information on “Share the Road - Drive Safe!” campaign or safety tips for motorists and cyclists click here.

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