York Regional Police are not giving up.
28 IMPAIRED DRIVERS AND 50 DISTRACTED DRIVERS CHARGED LAST WEEK
York Regional Police removed 28 impaired drivers from our roadways and charged 50 distracted drivers in a seven-day period.
Twenty-one male drivers and seven female drivers were charged with impaired-related driving offences between Monday, December 11, 2017, and Monday, December 18, 2017. Twenty-four drivers were charged for being impaired by alcohol, two drivers were charged with being impaired by drugs and two drivers were charged for failing to provide a breath sample. Thirteen of those drivers were stopped by officers conducting general patrol or at R.I.D.E. spot checks, three drivers were arrested after being involved in a collision and nine impaired drivers were stopped as a result of calls from concerned citizens.
On Monday, December 18, 2017, shortly before 3:30 a.m., York Regional Police responded to a call from a concerned citizen of a possible impaired driver on Rutherford Road east of Keele Street in the City of Vaughan. Officers located the vehicle driving on Bathurst Street, south of Rutherford Road and got it stopped. Officers spoke with the driver who smelled of alcohol and advised that she’s a bartender and had consumed alcohol after work. She was placed under arrest and taken to #4 District for a breath test where she blew more than two-and-a-half times the legal limit for alcohol.
York Regional Police is not giving up.
The message is clear: DO NOT DRINK ALCOHOL OR USE DRUGS AND DRIVE.
York Regional Police thanks the citizens who chose to make the right decision this weekend to not drink and drive. We also want to thank the members of the community for helping us stop and arrest impaired drivers by calling 9-1-1 through the Safe Roads...Your Call program. We consider these incidents a life-threatening crime in progress and will continue to respond to these calls.
Despite increased fines of $490 and six demerit points, drivers continue to risk their safety and the safety of other drivers and pedestrians by being inattentive or using their mobile phones while driving. Even a second of driver inattention can have tragic consequences.