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More than 200 impaired driving charges laid by YRPS so far in 2019

Twenty-nine more motorists have been charged with impaired driving in York Region.

The charges were laid between Feb. 11 and Feb. 19. In total, more than 200 impaired driving charges have been laid by YRPS officers thus far in 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 after officers received a report of a driver allegedly asleep at the wheel on Green Lane in East Gwillimbury.

“When officers arrived, they found the vehicle waiting to turn left from Green Lane into a transit station. Officers were able to shut off the vehicle and after numerous attempts were able to wake up the driver who smelled of alcohol. He was placed under arrest and transported to #1 District for a breath test, where he blew more than two-and-a-half times the legal limit,” reads a media release from police.

“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.”

For a full list of those charged, click HERE.

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