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Barrie man faces charges after speeding and crashing along Burton Avenue in Barrie

Police in Barrie charged a motorist after several concerned calls about a vehicle speeding through the city's south end Wednesday morning.

Police say the vehicle was travelling "at an extremely high rate of speed" on Burton Avenue around 10 a.m. before it left the road, collided with a retaining fence, and veered back onto the street with two flat front tires.

Police alleged the accused struggled briefly with officers before being placed under arrest.

He was taken to the police station under suspicion of being impaired, and police say while there, he was found to be in possession of cocaine.

Police charged the 34-year-old Barrie man with dangerous operation, obstructing a peace officer, impaired driving, possession of cocaine, and failing to comply with an undertaking. Top Stories

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