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York Regional Police sends strict message about safe driving

York Regional Police sends strict message about safe driving

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 19 Dec 2017, 06:58 pm

Toronto, Dec 19 (IBNS): The York Regional Police (YRP) in a recent release said that it has removed 28 impaired drivers and charged 50 distracted drivers in a seven-day period.

Of the 28 impaired drivers, 21 were male and seven female.

Twenty-four drivers were charged for being impaired by alcohol, two drivers were charged with being impaired by drugs and two drivers were charged for failing to provide a breath sample.

Thirteen of those drivers were stopped by officers conducting general patrol or at R.I.D.E. spot checks, three drivers were arrested after being involved in a collision and nine impaired drivers were stopped as a result of calls from concerned citizens.

The YRP, in its release said that it is serious about its message to the public: 'DO NOT DRINK ALCOHOL OR USE DRUGS AND DRIVE'.

In its release, the police said, "York Regional Police thanks the citizens who chose to make the right decision this weekend to not drink and drive. We also want to thank the members of the community for helping us stop and arrest impaired drivers by calling 9-1-1 through the Safe Roads...Your Call program. We consider these incidents a life-threatening crime in progress and will continue to respond to these calls."


(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)

Image: York Regional Police: Facebook

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York Regional Police sends strict message about safe driving

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