2 Barrie crashes lead to impaired driving charges: police

Two people face impaired driving charges after separate crashes in Barrieā€™s east end Sunday.

The first collision was reported to police at 2:28 a.m. after police say a driver struck a parked car, reversed into a second and almost hit a pedestrian as he fled the scene.

Police say the vehicle was then seen in the area of Chase McEachern Way and Bayfield Street a short distance later. More in formation in car accident news

Officers sately stopped the car and took the driver into custody.

A 22-year-old man from Orillia now faces several drunk driving charges.

The second collision happened later that day around 9:45 p.m. on Wellington Street East when a driver lost control of a motor vehicle on a corner and it struck a utility pole and rolled over.

Police say the driver ran from the scene but was located a short distance away and arrested without incident.

A 50-year-old man from Barrie faces several charges of drunk driving.

Both drivers were uninjured and are scheduled to appear at the Ontario court of justice in Barrie on Dec. 19. Get professional legal advice here