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Transport truck driver faces impaired driving charges after traffic stop near Barrie

Lights on a police car are shown in a Monday, Jan. 17, 2022 file photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Matt Rourke. MR

A possible disaster was averted on Wednesday when Huronia West OPP officers pulled over a transport truck northwest of Barrie and say they found the driver to be impaired.

On Wednesday at around 9:30 p.m., police officers on general patrol on George Johnston Road in Springwater Township stopped a fully loaded transport truck and trailer.

While talking to the driver, police say they noticed signs of impairment and started an impaired driving investigation.

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A 37-year-old Brampton man was charged with operation while impaired by alcohol and drugs and operation while impaired with a blood alcohol content above 80.

The driver was given a 90-day driver’s licence suspension, and the vehicle was impounded for a period of seven days.

The man is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Collingwood on Oct. 25.

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