Bradford man charged with impaired driving

A 22-year-old Bradford man is charged with impaired driving and over 80 milligrams alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood after multiple calls from citizens.

At about 8 p.m. on July 9, South Simcoe Police officers received a call about two men causing a disturbance at an Innisfil Beach Rd. coffee shop. The caller reported the men drove off and the driver might be impaired. The vehicle was gone when police arrived.

Over the next two hours, police received several more complaints about the same vehicle. One caller reported the two occupants shooting fireworks from the car while driving on 4th Line near Highway 400 in Innisfil, while another said two men were trying to sell drugs to customers at a grocery store in Bradford. Another reported the vehicle failing to stop for a red light at Britannia Avenue.

A citizen followed the car and provided updated locations. Police were able to stop the vehicle on Holland St. West near Moore St. The driver was placed under arrest and transported to South Division for breath tests, where readings were about twice the legal limit.

He was later released with a mid-July court date. His licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle impounded for seven.

“South Simcoe Police Service officers are grateful to have citizens who work with us to keep our communities safe,” said a news release. “Five callers made a difference last night in helping officers apprehend an impaired driver and remove a danger from our roads.”

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