With winter settling in, motorists in Barrie need to be aware of parking restrictions in force because of snow removal.
The City says that with the weather forecast showing Barrie will receive another 10 cm of snow overnight, the Winter Maintenance Event is being continued. This means that on-street parking is prohibited overnight, Nov. 16, 3–6 a.m. within the Downtown Business Improvement Area, and on other city streets 12:01–7 a.m.
As per the Overnight Parking By-law, on-street parking is not permitted 3–6 a.m. within the Downtown Business Improvement Area, and on other city streets 12:01–7 a.m., Dec. 1 through March 31. This ensures the City can completely clear streets of snow and that large emergency vehicles can get down the street.
Outside of the Dec. 1 through March 31 time period, Winter Maintenance Events can be declared when streets require snow plowing, sanding, salting, direct liquid application, snow removal or other winter maintenance operations.
For more information on the City’s winter maintenance operations, visit www.barrie.ca/snow.
1. 1-3 Day suspension
2. 2 Standardized Field Sobriety Testing
3. 1 Drug Recognition Expert examination – failed. Charged Criminally Impaired by Drug/Cannabis
4. 1 impaired by alcohol arrest, 130/120. Charged Over .80 MGS alcohol
5. 1 drive under suspension
6. 1 charge under Cannabis Act – Cannabis readily accessible to the driver
7. 1 Highway Traffic Act – other
On Day #2 of the campaign on Thursday, October 18, 2018 , RIDE units set up in the Orillia area and achieved results including the following:
1. 8 Approved Screening Device tests
2. 3 Standardized Field Sobriety Tests
3. 1 arrest for over .80 – post- test – yielded 3 day suspension
4. 2 other three day suspensions
5. 7 Provincial Offences Notices
6. 1 Commercial Motor Vehicle removed from the roadway
7. Quantity cannabis resin seized for destruction
8. Quantity of cannabis ‘bud’ seized for further investigation. Preliminary charge – Accessible to driver under Cannabis Act
The focus of Day #3 of the initiative on Friday, October 19, 2018 included Collingwood, Stayner, Angus, C.F.B. Borden & Barrie areas and yielded a significant amount of vehicular spot checks.
The results include the following:
1. 7 Approved Screening Device tests
2. 4 – 3 day suspensions
3. 2 Cannabis within reach offences
4. 1 impaired by drug C.C. charge
5. 1 impaired by alcohol charge
6. 1 Over .80 charge
7. 4 Standardized Field Sobriety Testing investigations
8. 1 Drug Recognition Expert investigation
9. 4 cannabis compliance inspections – MV.
10. 1 Stunt Driving charge.
11. 1 Obstruct charge – C.C.
12. 1 – Provincial Offences Act stop with 3 POA offences, Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act -Highway Traffic Act
13. 3 – other Highway Traffic Act Offences
14. 2 Motor Vehicles towed
The focus of Day #4 of the initiative on Saturday, October 20, 2018 included Highway 89/Highway 400, Yonge Street Alliston, Loretto, Tottenham, C.F.B. Borden, Dunlop Street, Mapleview, County Road 27 north of Highway 9, High Street, Bayfield Street.
The efforts yielded the following results:
1. 9 Cannabis Act charges – Readily Accessible to Driver
2. 1 Controlled Drug Substance Act charge – possession of cocaine.
3. 10 Approved Screening Device tests
4. 4 Liquor Licence Act offences
5. 3 Standardized Field Sobriety Tests
6. 1 public intoxication
7. 4 Seatbelt offences
8. 9 Highway Traffic Act – other
9. 1 impaired by alcohol arrest
10. 2 Over .80
Police say they will release the final results when they become available. The formal collaborative RIDE blitz has wrapped up but police services will continue working together to keep our roads safe and free of impaired drivers and anyone else who poses a danger. Impaired driving is a crime in progress. Safely call 911 if you spot a suspected impaired driver.