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Four face impaired driving charges in weekend occurrences

All four arrests happened within a few hours of each other
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HURONIA WEST - Members of the Huronia West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) arrested [four individuals for impaired driving] over the span of eight hours during a night shift this past weekend.

On Friday, Jan. 20, 2023 Huronia West OPP kept themselves busy committing to keeping our roadways safe by utilizing various methods.

At approximately 6 p.m., police were made aware of a traffic complaint in Wasaga Beach involving numerous complainants reporting erratic driving, along with the suspect vehicle making contact with a shed on private property. The driver was located and arrested without incident.

As a result, a 62-year-old from Wasaga Beach has been charged with the following:
    •    Operation while Impaired - alcohol and drugs
    •    Operation while Impaired - BAC 80 plus

Later that night at approximately 10 p.m., two RIDE checks were set up within the detachment area (Springwater Township and Clearview Township). Almost simultaneously, officers noted signs of alcohol use from drivers at both locations where arrests were then made.

As a result, a 40-year-old from Duntroon and a 36-year-old from Barrie have been charged with the following:
    •    Operation while Impaired - BAC 80 plus

During the same shift at approximately 2:30 a.m., an officer was conducting traffic enforcement on County Road 27 within Springwater Township where a vehicle was stopped for a violation. During interaction with the driver, police detected signs of alcohol use. After failing a roadside test, the driver was subsequently arrested.

As a result, a 21-year-old from Kirkfield has been charged with the following:
    •    Operation while Impaired - BAC 80 plus

Along with the criminal charges and future court appearances, all drivers received 90-day licence suspensions, seven-day vehicle impoundments, and potential upcoming jail time for their decisions.

The OPP is committed to public safety and encourages anyone who suspects an impaired driver to call 9-1-1 immediately.