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Barrie hotel patron cools heels in city jail after disruption

Police responded Thursday to report of intoxicated man in hotel lobby
2019-07-27 Barrie Police RB 3
Raymond Bowe/BarrieToday files

City police responded to a call Thursday at a Barrie hotel in regard to an intoxicated man who was being disruptive in the lobby and being rude and disrespectful toward staff.

At 6:40 p.m., police located a 66-year-old disorderly hotel guest who was visibly intoxicated.

“Hotel staff had earlier requested that the guest leave and he refused,” Barrie police communications co-ordinator Peter Leon stated in a news release on Friday.

Police were concerned for his well-being, and due to his intoxicated state, arrested him, and transported him to Barrie police headquarters, where he was held until sober.

The man was charged with failing to leave when directed, and being intoxicated in a public place.

The Barrie Police Service reminds the public that drunk and disorderly conduct in any hotel that is disruptive to staff and guests can result in removal, and failing to comply can result in charges being laid.

“Codes of conduct are strictly enforced, and the removal of this unco-operative hotel guest allowed the other guests to enjoy the quiet night that they reserved a reservation for,” added Leon.