ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE
ORO-MEDONTE - On Tuesday Sept. 12, 2017 at 6:57 a.m., an officer from Barrie Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was conducting radar patrol in the area of Ridge Road and Line 5 of Oro-Medonte Township.
A 2006 Blue SAAB was traveling in the area of Ridge Road and Line 6 (and locked in on radar) at 106 km/hr in a posted 60 km/hr zone. The officer made an attempt to stop the vehicle. The male driver fled from the vehicle and was located a short distance away.
The officer (suspected) that the driver had been consuming alcohol and, after investigation, a 28-year-old male from Shanty Bay was issued a three-day drivers licence suspension and charged with speeding contrary to the Highway Traffic Act. His driver's licence was seized and the vehicle was towed.
On Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017 at 10:09 a.m., an officer from Barrie Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was on general patrol in the area of Horseshoe Valley Road and Penetanguishene Road in the Township of Oro-Medonte. A 2008 White Volkswagen was observed being operated in an erratic manner.
After investigation Kimberly Russell, 27-years-old, of Oro-Medonte Township was arrested and charged with having care or control of a motor vehicle while having over 80mgs of alcohol in 100mls of blood contrary to Section 253(1) (b) of the Criminal Code.
As a result of charges the motor vehicle was impounded for seven days and the accused's driver's licence was suspended for 90 days. She is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice located in Barrie on Monday Oct. 2, 2017.
The OPP remind drivers we all have a role to play in ending impaired driving-related deaths. Make a commitment to never drive after consuming alcohol or drugs. If you suspect that someone is driving while impaired, call 9-1-1 to report them to police. In doing so, you could be saving lives.
Members of the Barrie Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police are committed to public safety, delivering proactive and innovative policing in partnership with our communities. Officers value your contribution to building safe communities.
If you have information about suspected unlawful activity, please visit Crime Stoppers at: www.crimestopperssdm.com or call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)