INNISFIL – A Barrie man stopped at a RIDE check Thursday night faces an impaired driving charge.
South Simcoe police stopped a car at 11:20 p.m. at Mapleview Drive and 20 Sideroad.
Police say its 34-year-old driver admitted he had been drinking. The man failed a roadside breath test, police said, and further testing at the police station led to the charge.
He has an April court date, his car was impounded for a week and his driver’s licence was suspended for 90 days.
Police also stopped a 19-year-old novice driver Thursday night who has his driver’s licence suspended for 24 hours. Tests showed he had a blood/alcohol concentration greater than zero.
By law, novice drivers must not operate a vehicle with any level of alcohol in their system.
Police also had RIDE spot checks in Bradford, where 54 sober drivers were stopped Thursday.