Police charged ‘reclined’ man

Police say a Barrie man found sleeping in his car in the parking lot of Johnson’s Beach is facing a court date to answer a charge to failing to provide a breath sample.
While investigating the car, police say an officer observed a man stretched out on a reclined driver’s seat. Knocking on the window to get the individual’s attention, police say the officer smelled alcohol when the window was opened, and observed the keys in the ignition.
The driver was asked to provide a breath sample, but after several unsuccessful attempts, he was charged with Refuse Breath Sample. He was released with a future court date.

In other police news:

• Responding to a call about a suspected theft of prescription drugs from a private residence, police were told upon arrival that the suspect had fled. A male, 23, and his girlfriend were later located at the Georgian Mall. It was discovered the female was wanted by the Quebec Provincial Police. A search also located a substance suspected to be cocaine on her presence. She was charged with possession of a controlled substance and held pending a bail hearing.

• A former Barrie resident was back in the city after being stopped by Toronto police for traffic-related violations. The male, 22, was wanted by Barrie police for domestic mischief from an incident dating back to last month, police report. The investigating officer was unable to locate him and a warrant was issued. He was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

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