A motorist attracted the attention of police when he reportedly drove through the pylons at a construction site near Ferndale and Edgehill drives, narrowly missing contact with a parked construction excavator.
The vehicle drove onto the gravel portion of the site, police report, before being stopped. A 29-year-old Bracebridge man was taken to the police station for a breath test, which he failed. He was charged with impaired driving, over 80 mgs and driving under suspension.
He was released when sober and faces a future court date. The vehicle was impounded.
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Alleged threat leads to charges
A 19-year-old Barrie male found himself in police custody after being charged with threatening to kill his girlfriend’s former boyfriend.
Police were contacted by the target of the alleged threat, who, say police, feared the threat was real and that the suspect had the means to follow through on it.
Police say that the suspect’s mother tried to calm the situation down and mediate, but her son continued to threaten to kill the other male and was in possession of a knife.
The suspect ended up being held for a bail hearing.