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Parry Sound teen charged with impaired in city's north end

Barrie police say officers were initially alerted to the vehicle because it didn't have its full head-lighting system activated
2021-02-24 Barrie police 4
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A Parry Sound teenager has been charged with impaired driving after being pulled over early Sunday morning for driving without the vehicle's full head-lighting system activated. 

On Feb. 26, just before 1 a.m., Barrie police say officers saw a vehicle travelling westbound on Grove Street East and then northbound onto Bayfield Street.

Police say they were alerted initially to the vehicle as it was being operated without all of its lights on. It was eventually stopped a short distance away on Heath Street.

After a brief roadside investigation, a screening device was used to determine the 18-year-old driver's ability to operate a motor vehicle and whether he was impaired by alcohol.

The driver was transported to Barrie Police Headquarters where the investigation continued.

The driver was formally charged with impaired operation of a conveyance and impaired operation of a conveyance over .80 milligrams. He was also charged with two offences under the Highway Traffic Act.

The accused is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice ion Barrie on April 12 to answer to the Criminal Code charges.

In accordance with the Administrative Driver’s Licence Suspension program, the involved vehicle has been impounded for seven days and the driver’s licence of the accused has been suspended for 90 days.