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Fourteen people charged with impaired driving through first two weeks of Festive RIDE

Fourteen motorists have been charged with impaired driving by the DRPS through the first two weeks of Festive RIDE campaign.

According to a media release, roughly 2,000 vehicles have been stopped at checkpoints in Ajax, Pickering, Whitby, Oshawa, and Clarington.

A total of 47 people were given roadside breath tests by officers. In addition to the 14 formally charged, seven others were given license suspensions.

Three people have been charged with drug offenses.

“We’re reminding motorists that if you’re celebrating this holiday season, make sure you make arrangements if you plan on consuming alcohol or cannabis. Police would like to remind motorists about the cannabis laws while transporting it in your motor vehicle,” reads a media release.

“A driver cannot have cannabis in a motor vehicle when the seal of its original packaging is open and is within reach of the driver, similar to alcohol rules.”

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

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