Twenty-two people were charged with impaired driving offences during the fourth week of the DRPS Festive RIDE campaign.
More than 1,500 vehicles were stopped at checkpoints in Ajax, Pickering, Whitby, Oshawa, Clarington, Scugog and Brock Township through the week.
A total of 128 people were given roadside breath tests by officers. In addition to the 22 formally charged, 10 people were given license suspensions.
In the fourth week of last year’s campaign, nearly 4,200 vehicles were stopped with charges laid against 20 people.
“After the fourth week, the Festive R.I.D.E. team has charged a total of 68 motorists for drinking and driving offences. Last year at the same time, 63 had been charged,” reads a media release from police.
“Another 56 motorists have registered a WARN on a roadside screening device and had their driver’s licence suspended for three days. Last year at the same time, 51 drivers had their licences suspended for registering a WARN.”
In addition to the impaired driving charges laid over the weekend, a total of 66 people were charged under the Highway Traffic Act.
Thirty-one criminal charges were also laid.
A full list of those charged with impaired driving will be posted this week on the DRPS website.