Eleven charged with impaired driving during fifth week of Festive RIDE

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

Nearly 1,600 vehicles were stopped at checkpoints throughout the region (Ajax, Clarington, Pickering, Whitby and Oshawa), with 46 motorists given roadside breath tests.

In addition to the 11 people charged, 12 others received licence suspensions including five novice drivers.

Two Criminal Code charges were laid, as well as 56 charges under the Highway Traffic Act.

After the fifth week, the Festive RIDE team has charged a total of 58 motorists with impaired driving offences. Last year at the same time, 43 had been charged,” reads a media release from police.

“Another 12 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, four drivers had their licence suspended for registering a WARN.”

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