Twenty people arrested for impaired driving during fourth week of Festive RIDE

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

More than 4,100 vehicles were stopped at checkpoints in Ajax, Pickering, Whitby, Oshawa,  Clarington and Uxbridge.

A total of 115 people were given roadside breath tests by officers. In addition to the 20 formally charged, 12 people were given three-day license suspensions.

In the fourth week of last year’s campaign, nearly 1,600 vehicles were stopped with charges laid against 20 people.

Police are also asking residents to be aware of the new cannabis laws while transporting it in their 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 32 charges were laid under the Criminal Code, police noted, and 73 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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