Impaired driving charges laid against 21 motorists in York

Twenty-one more motorists have been charged with impaired driving by the YRPS.

The charges were laid between Feb. 25 and March 4. In total, more than 250 impaired driving charges have been laid so far this year.

“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 a media release from police.

“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.”

The YRPS shared video footage of one of the arrests, which came after officers were called to the area of Steeles Avenue East, east of Donald Cousens Parkway, in the Markham for a report of a vehicle off of the roadway, approximately 20 metres into a field.

“When officers arrived, they located the vehicle, which was still running and the driver who was asleep behind the wheel. Officers were eventually able to wake the driver who was arrested for impaired driving,” reads a media release from police.

Police say he was transported to a detachment for a breath test where he blew more than three times the legal limit of alcohol.

For a full list of those charged, click HERE.

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