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Published January 2, 2024

South Simcoe Police arrest 15 motorists for impaired driving during the holidays

Obstruction of Justice charges laid against an Innisfil resident

News release - South Simcoe Police

The South Simcoe Police Service stopped over 3,000 vehicles during Festive RIDE Programs and regular patrols during this year’s holiday season.

Of those vehicles, 15 drivers were arrested for impaired driving offences and 8 drivers were issued Warn-Range Licence Suspensions ranging from 3 to 7 days in length.  

Impaired Driving Summary December 2023

3,200 - Number of vehicles stopped

15 - People arrested for impaired driving offences (alcohol and drugs)

33 - Total criminal charges related to the impaired arrests

88 - Number of drivers tested with a roadside alcohol screening device  

8 - Number of Warn-Range Suspensions for Alcohol

"It's disappointing that people continue to gamble with their safety and the safety of others by driving impaired. RIDE checks will continue year-round as part of our efforts to keep our roads safe. Impaired driving is 100% preventable if you make the right choice by planning ahead and using the many options available to get home safely.  Do your part. Drive sober or don't drive." - Sergeant Jessica Irwin, Traffic and Marine Unit.

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