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First week of South Simcoe Police festive RIDE nets two

One registered a warn after failing to stop
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FILE PHOTO Kenneth Armstrong/Village Media

INNISFIL - On Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, while officers were set up for RIDE checks on 10th Sideroad near 2nd Line, a vehicle failed to stop. The vehicle was subsequently pulled over on 10th Sideroad near the 3rd Line. A roadside breath test resulted in the driver's licence being suspended for three-days after registering in the warn range.

INNISFIL - A 35-year-old Innisfil man is charged with impaired driving and over 80 after a citizen called police to report a suspected impaired driver.

On Friday, Nov. 30, 2018 around 9 p.m., a citizen called police about a man sitting in the driver's seat of a vehicle in the parking lot of a bar in Cookstown.

When police arrived, an odour of alcohol and signs of impairment were detected. The driver was placed under arrest and transported to the North Division. Further testing resulted in readings of three times the legal limit of alcohol.

The man's licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle impounded for seven days.

  • Charged: 35-year-old Brian Ross of Innisfil
  • Charges: Impaired driving and over 80

Thank you to the citizen who called to report a suspected impaired driver. By working together, we can make our roads safer and prevent tragedies. Impaired driving is the leading criminal cause of death in Canada. One phone call could save a life.