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Barrie resident charged following traffic stop on Highway 400

41-year-old man faces multiple charges after being pulled over near Port Severn on Saturday
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TAY TWP. – A member of the Southern Georgian Bay detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) stopped a vehicle on Highway 400 near Port Severn at 7:50 p.m. April 3, 2021 for the offence of speeding.

Further investigation led to a seizure of open liquor and the commencement of a drinking and driving investigation.

As a result Robert Wayne Harrison, 41 years, of Barrie has been charged with:

  • Operation while Impaired by alcohol; and further with
  • Operation while Impaired- over 80 mg contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada.

He was also charged with:

  • Driving with open liquor contrary to the Liquor Licence Act; and
  • Speeding contrary to the Highway Traffic Act

He was released from custody to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice on April 15, 2021 in Midland.

The involved vehicle was towed and impounded for seven days and the accused's driver's licence has been further suspended for 90 days under the conditions of the Administrative Drivers Licence Suspension (ADLS).

Educating the public about safe driving practices with our community safety partners is a priority, if you see a possible impaired driver or operator please "Make the Call" and dial 911 and help prevent a crash.