OPP arrests Barrie man accused of impaired driving
Orillia provincial police arrest a Barrie man accused of impaired driving on March 1, 2021 in Oro-Medonte, Ont. (OPP Central Region/Twitter)
BARRIE, ONT. -- Provincial police arrested a Barrie man after a concerned caller reported the man was possibly intoxicated while at a Craighurst business.
Police say officers arrived just as the man was getting behind the wheel and intervened before he could drive off.
The arrest happened late Monday afternoon in Oro-Medonte.
Police charged the 53-year-old man with impaired driving.
He was later released from police custody with a future court date.
Police urge motorists to find another means of travel if they plan to drink or do drugs, adding that impaired driving is the leading cause of criminal death in Canada.