Fifteen people arrested for impaired driving during second week of Festive RIDE

Fifteen people have been charged with impaired driving offenses following the second week of Festive RIDE campaign by the DRPS.

More than 6,700 vehicles were stopped at checkpoints in Ajax, Pickering, Whitby, Oshawa, Clarington, Scugog and Brock.

Two motorists that skipped the roadside spotchecks sparked police chases in Beaverton and Port Perry.

A total of 100 people were given roadside breath tests by officers. In addition to the 15 formally charged, 12 people – including a novice driver – were given three-day license suspensions.

In the second week of last year’s campaign, nearly 2,700 vehicles were stopped with charges laid against 25 people.

Police are also asking residents to be aware of the new cannabis laws while transporting it in your motor vehicle.

“A driver cannot have cannabis in a motor vehicle when the seal of its original packaging is open and is within reach of the driver,” reads a media release.

Seven people were charged with drug offenses over the weekend, while 19 others were charged with various offenses under the Criminal Code, police noted.

A total of 47 charges were laid under the Highway Traffic Act.

A complete list of those charged with impaired driving during the campaign will be posted on the DRPS website.

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