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'Unsettling trend': Five charged with impaired in five days

Calls from concerned citizens lead to charges against area drivers
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Bracebridge OPP has charged five people with impaired driving in five days in what it calls an “unsettling trend.”

At 1:20 a.m. Jan. 16, a member of the public called police to report a vehicle was parked in their driveway on Ziska Road, with loud music playing, and then it left.

The vehicle was located after a second call was made, this time on Muskoka Road 118 in Muskoka Lakes Township.

Yana Marshall, 47, of Bracebridge, was charged with operation while impaired, and over 80. She is set to appear March 14 in Bracebridge court.

On Jan. 17, at about 5:30 p.m., another concerned citizen called police, this time to report dangerous driving.

The motorist called after seeing concerning driving behaviour on Bay Street in Gravenhurst. The caller followed the vehicle to a commercial area on Talisman Drive.

Police attended the scene and arrested Suzanne Mossman, 57, of Gravenhurst. She has a Feb. 7 court date in Bracebridge.

The latest impaired driving charge was laid Friday morning after yet another call was made from a member of the public.

The caller was concerned about a man’s ability to drive after seeing him get into a vehicle at about 10 a.m. and drive away from a commercial area on Muskoka Road 118 in Bracebridge, where “many pedestrians” were present, police said.

Police located the vehicle and charged Gavin Morrison, 56, of Bracebridge, with operation while impaired, over 80, and operation while prohibited. He is scheduled to appear Feb. 21 in Bracebridge court.

Other recent incidents of impaired driving reported by Bracebridge OPP can be found here.