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Multitude of charges for Barrie man after traffic stop

A driving violation led to the initial attempt by officers to stop the vehicle
File photo courtesy of OPP
TAY TOWNSHIP - Members of the Southern Georgian Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were on regular patrol on Talbot Street in the village of Port McNicoll in Tay Township near 3:48 am July 26, 2018.

Officers attempted to stop a vehicle for a driving violation when it suddenly pulled into a private driveway. Officers spoke with the male driver and immediately entered into a drinking and driving investigation. The male driver became uncooperative and broke free from the officers and fled the scene on foot and was apprehended by the officers who also followed on foot. The male driver was then transported to detachment for further investigation which resulted in the following charges.

Charged is Sean Gilbert, 35 years, of Barrie with:

  • Driving While Ability Impaired- motor vehicle (Alcohol) contrary to section 253 (1) (a) of the Criminal Code of Canada.
  • Fail or Refuse to Provide Sample contrary to section 254(5) of the Criminal Code of Canada
  • Escape Lawful Custody contrary to section 145 (1) (a) of the Criminal Code of Canada
  • Resist Peace Officer contrary to section 129 (a) of the Criminal Code of Canada
  • Driving while Disqualified - Provincial Suspension contrary to section 259 (4) of the Criminal Code of Canada
  • Driving while under suspension contrary to section 53 (1) Highway Traffic Act of Ontario

His vehicle was towed and impounded for 45 days and his driver's licence was further suspended for 90 days and he was released to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Midland on Aug. 23, 2018. 

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Police remind motorists that an essential part of the enforcement job is to save lives and reduce injuries on our trails, roadways and waterways. Educating the public about safe driving practices is a priority.