Two charged with im­paired

Packet & Times (Orillia) - - NEWS -

Bar­rie OPP charged two driv­ers Tues­day on Oro-Me­donte roads. Shortly af­ter 10 a.m., po­lice no­ticed a ve­hi­cle be­ing driven er­rat­i­cally near Craighurst. An of­fi­cer then pulled over the ve­hi­cle and fol­low­ing a short in­ves­ti­ga­tion de­ter­mined the driver was im­paired. Oro-Me­donte res­i­dent Kim­berly Rus­sell, 27, was ar­rested and charged with driv­ing with over 80 mil­ligrams of al­co­hol in 100 millil­itres of blood in con­nec­tion with the in­ci­dent. As a re­sult, the ve­hi­cle was also im­pounded for seven days and the woman’s driver’s li­cence was sus­pended for 90 days. Rus­sell is sched­uled to ap­pear in Bar­rie court Oct. 2. Ear­lier in the morn­ing, of­fi­cers con­duct­ing radar pa­trol near Ridge Road and Oro-Me­donte Line 5 pulled over a 28-year-old Shanty Bay man, who was trav­el­ling at 106 kilo­me­tres an hour in a 60 km/hr zone. Af­ter at­tempt­ing to stop the ve­hi­cle, the driver fled the car and was lo­cated a short dis­tance away. The of­fi­cer de­ter­mined the driver had been consuming al­co­hol, but was in the warn­ing range. He was handed a three-day driver’s li­cence sus­pen­sion and charged with speed­ing un­der the High­way Traf­fic Act. The ve­hi­cle was also towed. Bar­rie OPP spokesper­son Const. Jen­nifer Kin­sella said driv­ers all have a role to play in end­ing im­paired driv­ing-re­lated deaths. “Po­lice are there to pro­tect the com­mu­nity,” she said, not­ing the pub­lic is en­cour­aged re­port pos­si­ble im­paired driv­ers or other driv­ing in­frac­tions.

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