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Man injured, charged with impaired after pickup lands on Lake Simcoe

Police say the truck drove off the end of Shore Acres Drive in Innisfil, hit a pressure crack and became airborne before the vehicle landed back on the ice

INNISFIL - On Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021 at approximately 8:15 p.m., the South Simcoe Police Service was called to a report of a collision involving a pickup truck on the ice on Lake Simcoe in Innisfil.

The investigation determined that the truck drove at a high rate of speed off the end of Shore Acres Drive, hit a pressure crack protruding upward and became airborne before the vehicle landed back down on the ice. The driver was transported to a local hospital with serious, non-life-threatening injuries and was subsequently transferred to a Toronto trauma centre.  

Thirty-eight-year-old Andrew Benedict of Guelph was charged with operation while impaired, operation while impaired - excess blood alcohol, and dangerous operation. His licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle impounded for seven days.

Impaired driving is the leading criminal cause of death and injury in Canada. These tragedies are 100 per cent preventable. Don't drive impaired. Make the right choice for your safety and the safety of others.