Crashed truck leads to charges for couple

A Barrie couple faces charges following the crash of a stolen vehicle, police report.
Investigators with the Barrie Police Traffic Services have arrested and charged a Barrie man, 29, and woman, 31, following a motor vehicle collision on Hurst Drive. On Friday, July 20, just before 7:30 a.m. a U-Haul truck left the roadway crashing into a home on Hurst Drive. The driver and passenger of the vehicle fled the scene on foot, although were located a short time later by police and canine.
Further investigation into the collision revealed the vehicle had been reported stolen from the Barrie area on July 11. The male driver of the truck was not injured and has been charged with impaired driving – by drug, dangerous driving, and possession of property obtained by crime – over $5,000. Further charges were laid under the Highway Traffic Act for Fail to Remain and Drive No Licence. He was later released from custody and will appear in court in August.
The female passenger was not injured and has been charged with possession of property obtained by crime – over $5,000, and held in custody. She had been wanted on an outstanding warrant for unrelated charges by South Simcoe Police Service.

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