York Regional Police removed 28 impaired drivers from our roadways and charged 100 distracted drivers in a seven-day period.
Twenty-four male drivers and four female drivers were charged with impaired-related driving offences between Monday, August 7, 2017, and Monday, August 14, 2017. Twenty-six drivers were charged for being impaired by alcohol and two drivers failed to provide a sample of their breath. Ten of those drivers were stopped by officers conducting general patrol or at RIDE spot checks, 15 impaired drivers were stopped as a result of calls from concerned citizens two drivers were arrested after being involved in a collision.
On Friday, August 11, 2017, shortly after 11 p.m., York Regional Police were called to the intersection of Weston Road and Blue Willow Drive in the City of Vaughan for a report of street racing, where one vehicle lost control and drove into a garage of a house. When officers arrived they located a Nissan GTR that had struck a parked vehicle and house on Foxchase Avenue and were advised the driver fled on foot. Officers located the driver nearby and he was placed under arrest. Officers could smell alcohol coming from the driver and he was also found to be in possession of drugs. He was taken to #4 District Headquarters for a breath test which he failed. The investigation is ongoing and investigators are looking for any witnesses that may have seen the race that led up to the collision.
• 25-year-old man from the Township of King
• Impaired Driving
• Over 80
• Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle
• Fail to Remain
• Possession of a Controlled Substance
• Public Mischief
On Friday, June 30, 2017, York Regional Police launched a summer impaired-driving prevention campaign Not One More, with the goal of preventing another impaired driving-related tragedy like the devastating collision that claimed the lives of the Neville-Lake children and their grandfather. As a part of this campaign, York Regional Police has been posting and handing out drawings that were done by the close friends of Daniel, Milly and Harrison Neville-Lake that depict the pain and loss suffered by the children as a result of impaired driving.
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.
If you see dangerous driving or behaviors on the road that could jeopardize the safety of motorists and pedestrians, you are encouraged to contact police immediately.
We are not giving up.