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Speeding leads to charges

Two drivers face suspensions
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NEWS RELEASES
ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE
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On Thursday Nov. 2, 2017 at approximately 7:51 p.m., an officer from Barrie Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police was conducting radar enforcement on Highway 400 near Horseshoe Valley Road. He conducted a traffic stop for a motor vehicle that had entered his radar at 135km/hr in the 100km/hr zone.

Upon investigation it was determined that the lone male driver was operating his vehicle under the influence of alcohol and a road side screening device demand was made. As a result the 47-year-old lone male driver from Port Severn was issued a three-day driving suspension. His driver's licence was seized and returned to the Ministry of Transportation and the motor vehicle was towed.

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On Friday Nov. 3, 2017 at 12:55 a.m., an officer from Barrie Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police first observed a motor vehicle at a gas station near Blake Street and Johnson Street in the City of Barrie. The lone male was operating a Black 2005 Buick in a suspicious manner.

The officer conducted a traffic stop a short distance away and after investigation the driver was arrested and charged with care or control of a motor vehicle over 80 mgs contrary to section 253(1) (b) of the Criminal Code and obstruct peace officer contrary to section 129(a) of the Criminal Code.

A 49-year-old of Innisfil man was released on a Promise to Appear at the Criminal Court of Justice in Barrie on Thursday Nov. 9, 2017.

The motor vehicle was impounded and it was found that his driver's licence was already suspended for previous offences.

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