Barrie man charged with impaired driving after vehicle lodged in snowbank in Grey Highlands

Police say no injuries were reported as a result of the incident. Nick Westoll / File / Global News

A 50-year-old Barrie man has been charged following a single-vehicle collision in Grey Highlands.

Grey County OPP say on Saturday, just after 7 p.m., officers received a report of a single-vehicle collision on Milligan Drive in Flesherton.

Officers say a vehicle became lodged in a snowbank on the dead-end road.

Police allege a strong odour of alcohol was emanating from the vehicle, and the driver appeared to be intoxicated.

Officers say a partial bottle of alcohol was seized from the front, passenger-side floor of the vehicle.

Police say the driver was arrested and transported to the Chatsworth OPP detachment for testing.

According to police, the man refused to provide a sample of his breath.

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Police say 50-year-old Kenneth Francis Casserley from Barrie was charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle and failure or refusal to comply with a demand.

Officers say Casserley, a G2 driver, was also charged with being a novice driver with a blood-alcohol content above zero and having care or control of a motor vehicle with an unsealed container of liquor.

Casserley is scheduled to appear in court in Owen Sound on March 28.

According to police, no one was injured as a result of the incident.

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