Twenty-five more motorists charged with impaired driving in York Region

Twenty-five more motorists have been charged with impaired driving by police in York Region.

The charges were laid between April 1 and 8.

“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 details one of the arrests, which came after police were called for a two-vehicle accident that occurred on Highway 7 in Markham on Sunday (April 7).

“When officers arrived they were advised that one of the drivers had been seen running from his vehicle, while the other driver was trapped inside of his vehicle and suffering from injuries. The injured driver had to be extricated and was taken to hospital with serious injuries,” the media release reads.

The motorist who fled was located by officers nearby and was placed under arrest for 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,” the media release reads.

“We consider these incidents a life-threatening crime in progress and will continue to respond to these calls. So far in 2019, more than 600 calls to 9-1-1 have helped to safely remove impaired drivers from our roads, which has led to more than 300 impaired-related criminal charges being laid.”

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