Police in York charge 21 more motorists with impaired driving

A total of 21 more motorists have been charged with impaired driving by police in York Region.

The charges were laid between March 25 and April 1.

“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.

Police shared video footage of one of the arrests, which came after police were called for a minor accident that occurred in the parking lot of a gas station in Markham around 10 p.m. on March 26.

“When officers arrived, they found one of the involved drivers asleep behind the wheel. Officers attempted to wake the driver, who smelled of alcohol,” reads the release.

With the assistance of firefighters and paramedics, the driver was woken up and checked medically. She was removed from the vehicle, placed under arrest and charged with impaired driving.

“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.”

For a full list of those charged, click HERE.

“York Regional Police thanks members of the community for helping us stop and arrest impaired drivers by calling 911. We consider these incidents a life-threatening crime in progress and will continue to respond to these calls,” reads a media release from police.

 

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