Ves­sel found adrift

The Barrie Examiner - - NEWS -

IN­N­IS­FIL – A Thorn­hill man faces an im­paired charge af­ter a ves­sel was found adrift on Lake Sim­coe Sun­day morn­ing.

South Sim­coe po­lice’s marine unit was called at 11 a.m. about a ves­sel, which was found 250 me­tres north of Kon Tiki Ma­rina.

As of­fi­cers ap­proached, they could see keys in the boat’s ig­ni­tion. The boat ap­peared aban­doned, but its sole oc­cu­pant ap­peared from the cabin and spoke to of­fi­cers – who ar­rested him for im­paired op­er­a­tion of a ves­sel.

With the help of the York Re­gional po­lice marine unit, a 45-year-old man was re­moved from the boat and taken for test­ing.

He was charged with im­paired op­er­a­tion of a ves­sel, his driver’s li­cence was sus­pended for 90 days and he has a court date later this month.

Im­paired boat­ing car­ries the same penal­ties as im­pair­ing driv­ing, po­lice said.

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