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Concerned citizen helps nab suspected impaired driver on Highway 400

A 40-year-old from Barrie faces impaired driving charges
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GEORGIAN BAY TOWNSHIP - Members of the Southern Georgian Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded at 9:06 p.m. July 24, 2020 to a concerned citizen's 911 call to the OPP Communication Centre in Orillia reporting a possible impaired driver heading west bound on White's Falls Road, Georgian Bay Township.

A nearby OPP officer observed and stopped the suspect vehicle on Highway 400 and spoke with the lone driver and entered into a drinking and driving investigation.

The driver was arrested at the scene and transported back to detachment for further investigation and the involved vehicle was towed. As a result of this investigation Graeme Turnbull, 40 years of Barrie, has been charged with the following driving offences:

  • Operation while impaired - blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)

Contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada.

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

The accused was released from police custody on an undertaking to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Midland on Oct. 22, 2020.

Detachment officers conducted six Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (R.I.D.E.) check stops on area roadways checking 155 vehicles and drivers over the July 25-26, 2020 time period issuing one - Three day drivers licence suspension to a 31-year-old male driver from Etobicoke.