Two dozen motorists charged with impaired driving in York Region last week

Two dozen motorists were charged with impaired driving by police in York Region last week.

The charges were laid between April 22 and April 29.

“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 a video of one of the arrests, which came after officers responded to a two-vehicle collision in Whitchurch-Stouffville.

“When officers arrived they located one of the vehicles off of the roadway and resting in a ditch. As the officer approached the vehicle, the driver exited and was stumbling on the roadway,” reads a media release.

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. So far in 2019, more than 950 calls to 911 have helped to safely remove impaired drivers from our roads, which has led to more than 550 impaired-related criminal charges being laid,” the media release reads.

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