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Man crashes car into Barrie home, charged for impaired driving: police

A 23-year-old man has been charged with impaired driving after he crashed into a house in Barrie on Monday evening, police say. Nick Westoll / File / Global News

A 23-year-old man has been charged with impaired driving after he crashed into a house in Barrie on Monday evening, police say.

Shortly after 8 p.m., officers say they responded to the area of Mapleton Avenue and Marsellus Drive.

An investigation determined that the driver had tried to enter a nearby restaurant, but staff believed he was impaired and refused to serve him, police add.

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The restaurant staff tried to stop the man from returning to his vehicle and called police, officers say.

The vehicle then left the property, where it travelled a short distance before hitting the house, police add.

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When officers arrived, they say they found the vehicle on the property’s lawn.

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The driver wasn’t injured, and no other injuries were reported, police add.

The driver, a 23-year-old Barrie man, was subsequently charged with impaired operation and dangerous operation.

He is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Barrie on Nov. 4.

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