Barrie driver charged in crash near Grand Bend

An Ontario Provincial Police cruiser. (Photo courtesy of the OPP)

A 39-year-old driver from Barrie is accused of driving while impaired following a two-vehicle collision north of Grand Bend.

Lambton County OPP said a collision was reported on Bluewater Highway around 11:15 p.m. on September 18.

One of the drivers allegedly fled the scene but was later found. Officers said the accused showed signs of impairment and was arrested as a result.

Police said the driver provided two breath samples above the legal limit at the Lambton OPP detachment.

He was charged with operation while impaired, operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus), and failure to remain at the scene of a collision.

The accused was released from police custody but is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Sarnia on November 22.