Twenty-two people arrested for impaired driving during third week of Festive RIDE

Twenty-two people have been charged with impaired driving offenses following the third week of Festive RIDE campaign by the DRPS.

Nearly 5,300 vehicles were stopped at checkpoints in Ajax, Pickering, Whitby, Oshawa, Clarington and Uxbridge.

A total of 109 people were given roadside breath tests by officers. In addition to those formally charged with impaired driving, 22 others were given three-day license suspensions.

In the third week of last year’s campaign, nearly 1,300 vehicles were stopped with charges laid against 19 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.

A total of 23 charges were laid under the Criminal Code, police noted, and 94 people were charged with offenses 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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