Eleven people charged with impaired driving during sixth week of Festive RIDE

Eleven people were charged with impaired driving offences during the sixth week of the DRPS Festive RIDE campaign.

Nearly 2,500 vehicles were stopped at checkpoints in Ajax, Pickering, Whitby, Oshawa, Clarington, Scugog and Brock through the week.

A total of 101 people were given roadside breath tests by officers. In addition to the 11 formally charged, eight others were given license suspensions.

In the sixth week of last year’s campaign, more than 1,700 vehicles were stopped with charges laid against 17 people.

“After the sixth week, the Festive RIDE team has charged a total of 92 motorists for drinking and driving offences.  Last year at the same time, 106 had been charged,” reads a media release from police.

“Another 77 motorists registered a WARN on a roadside screening device and had their driver’s licence suspended for 3 days. Last year at the same time, 102 drivers had their licence suspended for registering a WARN.”

In addition to the impaired driving charges laid over the weekend, a total of 29 people were charged under the Highway Traffic Act.

Eleven criminal charges were also laid.

A full list of those charged with impaired driving will be posted this week on the DRPS website.

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