Twenty-two people were charged with impaired driving offences during the third week of the DRPS Festive RIDE campaign.
More than 3,500 vehicles were stopped at checkpoints in Ajax, Pickering, Whitby, Oshawa, Clarington, Scugog and Brock Township through the week.
A total of 309 people were given roadside breath tests by officers. In addition to the 22 formally charged, 15 people were given three-day license suspensions.
In the third week of last year’s campaign, nearly 5,300 vehicles were stopped with charges laid against 15 people.
“After the third week, the Festive RIDE team has charged a total of 46 motorists for drinking and driving offences. Last year at the same time, 43 had been charged,” reads a media release from police.
In addition to the impaired driving charges laid over the weekend, a total of 87 people were charged under the Highway Traffic Act.
Twenty-nine criminal charges were also laid.
A full list of those charged with impaired driving will be posted this week on the DRPS website.