Thirty motorists charged with impaired driving in York last week

Thirty more motorists have been charged with impaired driving by police in York Region.

The charges were laid between April 15 and 22.

“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 a traffic stop in Vaughn.

“The officer stopped the vehicle and investigated the driver. The driver failed a standard field sobriety test and was placed under arrest for being impaired by drug,” reads a media release from police.

“During a search of the vehicle, officers located a variety of pills, along with substances believed to be cocaine and crack cocaine. Officers also located a handgun.”

For a full list of those charged, click HERE.

“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.”

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