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Barrie resident charged with impaired driving following 2-vehicle crash in Essa, Ont.

A 25-year-old Barrie, Ont., resident was charged with impaired driving following a two-vehicle crash that took place in Essa, Ont., on Saturday night, Nottawasaga OPP say.
A 25-year-old Barrie, Ont., resident was charged with impaired driving following a two-vehicle crash that took place in Essa, Ont., on Saturday night, Nottawasaga OPP say. Global News file

A 25-year-old Barrie, Ont., resident was charged with impaired driving following a two-vehicle crash that took place in Essa, Ont., on Saturday night, Nottawasaga OPP say.

At about 11:50 p.m., officers responded to a crash involving a Chevrolet Cobalt and a Ford pickup truck on Mill Street near Brentwood Drive.

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Following an investigation, the driver of the Chevrolet was arrested and sent to a local hospital as a precaution.

The driver of the Chevrolet, Shawn Grant, 25, from Barrie, was subsequently charged with two counts of impaired operation and one count of driving with cannabis readily available.

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Grant’s licence was suspended for 90 days, while the vehicle was impounded for seven days.

Grant is scheduled to appear in Bradford, Ont., court in September.

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