Barrie police responded to a pair of impaired driving calls in recent days, including an incident where a teen struck a post in a drive-through lane.
Shortly before 2 a.m., Sunday (March 5), Barrie police were called to a fast-food restaurant on Bayfield Street.
Upon arrival at the scene, police say officers determined the 17-year-old driver was operating the vehicle while his ability to do so was impaired by alcohol.
The Angus teen was arrested and transported to Barrie Police Headquarters on Fairview Road where the investigation continued.
As a result, the male has been charged with impaired driving and having a blood-alcohol content over .80 milligrams. He is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Barrie on March 22 to answer to the charges, as well as a "number" of Provincial Offences Act (POA) charges which were not specified.
But that wasn't the only impaired driver Barrie police have dealt with in recent days.
On Monday morning, officers responded to a collision on Edgehill Drive after the vehicle left the roadway and struck a hydro pole. The incident happened around 8:30 a.m.
Police say the driver, a 35-year-old Barrie woman, was not injured. She was, however, arrested at the scene after police say she was "exhibiting obvious signs of impairment."
The woman was transported to headquarters where a qualified drug recognition evaluator determined her ability to operate a vehicle was impaired by drug.
She was charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle and released on an undertaking. The accused is also scheduled to appear in Barrie court on March 22.
Both drivers had their vehicles impounded for seven days and were served 90-day driver’s licence suspensions in accordance with the Administrative Driver’s Licence Suspension (ADLS) program.