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Traffic stop for fishy plates leads to impaired driving charge

Police say the vehicle was missing a license plate and initially sped off when they tried to conduct a stop
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On Saturday, July 11, 2020 at approximately 8:20 p.m., a South Simcoe Police Service officer in the Jans Boulevard and Corm Street area of Innisfil attempted to pull over a vehicle that was missing a licence plate.

The vehicle initially sped off but a traffic stop was quickly conducted and the officer detected an odour of alcohol. After a fail was registered on a roadside screening device, the driver was arrested and transported to North Division.

Breath tests resulted in readings over the legal limit of alcohol.

Mitchell Barnes, 22, of Innisfil, [has been] charged with operation while impaired, over 80 and fail to display two licence plates.

His licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle impounded for seven days.