Twenty more motorists charged with impaired driving by YRPS

Twenty more motorists – including four from Georgina – have been charged with impaired driving by the YRPS.

The charges were laid between Jan. 14 and Jan. 21, which police termed as a “disappointing week.”

In total, impaired driving charges have been laid against more than 50 people in the first three weeks of 2019.

“We are reminding drivers that York Regional Police conducts RIDE spot checks year-round and that our officers are always watching for suspected impaired drivers. We also continue to encourage citizens to call 911 if you spot a suspected impaired driver,” reads a media release from police.

The YRPS shared video footage of one of the arrests, which came in Newmarket after a concerned resident called 911.

“The caller had reported that the suspect vehicle had nearly struck another vehicle and a guard rail on Highway 404. The caller had followed the suspect vehicle to a gas station where he watched as the suspect got out of his vehicle, staggered, then fell back into his vehicle and drove away without getting any gas. With the assistance of the York Regional Police helicopter Air2, the vehicle was spotted driving in a residential area in Newmarket and pulling into the driveway of a house. Officers were directed to the residence where the driver was placed under arrest,” reads the media release.

“The legal consequences of an impaired driving charge can include roadside vehicle impoundment and automatic driver’s licence suspension, as well as further consequences imposed by the courts, including longer licence suspensions, large fines and in some cases, jail time,” reads the media release.

A full list of those charged is available by clicking HERE.

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