Wrong-way driver charged with impaired after Highway 400 crash near Barrie

A man from Toronto is facing charges after he allegedly drove the wrong way on Highway 400 in Barrie, resulting in a collision, Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) said.

OPP noted that a southbound driver got onto the northbound lanes at Mapleview and collided with a car near Highway 89.

The driver of the car going the right direction was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The wrong-way driver was also treated for minor injuries.

An OPP spokesperson said a 51-year-old man from Toronto is facing impaired driving and dangerous driving charges.

A section of the highway was closed for the investigation but has since reopened.

Editor’s note: This article was updated to correct the information about the direction the wrong-way driver was going.

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