A total of 15 motorists were charged with impaired driving by police in York Region last week.
The charges were laid between May 6 to 13.
“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 a call was placed to 911 by a concerned citizen who was watching what was described as an extremely intoxicated man standing beside his vehicle in Vaughan.
“As officers were en route to the area, they were advised that the man got into his car and had driven away. With the assistance of the York Regional Police helicopter Air2, the vehicle was observed driving in the neighbourhood at high rates of speed and failing to stop for stop signs,” reads a media release from police.
“The vehicle eventually stopped and when approached by officers the driver was reclined in his seat and appeared to be sleeping. The driver was placed under arrest for impaired driving and taken to #4 District for a breath test, where he blew over the legal limit for alcohol.”
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 through the ‘Safe Roads: Your Call’ program,” reads a media release.
“We consider these incidents a life-threatening crime in progress and will continue to respond to these calls. So far in 2019, more than 1,000calls to 9-1-1 have helped to safely remove impaired drivers from our roads, which has led to more than 600 impaired-related criminal charges being laid.”