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York Region, Sept 27 (Canadian-Media): Three years have passed since an impaired driving resulted in the death of Neville-Lake children and their grandfather, media reports said.
According to the investigation of York Regional Police, so far this year, nearly 1,000 incidents of impaired driving had been caused by alcohol or drug and more than 1,200 charges for impaired driving-related offences have been laid.
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These incidents of impaired driving are unacceptable, said Chief Eric Jolliffe of York Region police.
This alarming trend of so many impared driving offences, continued Jollifre, prior to the pending legalization of marihuana in spite of of the continued warnings across Canada and continues,
" it’s shocking that anyone feels they have the right to risk the lives of innocent people by drinking alcohol or using drugs and getting behind the wheel. I can assure our community that York Regional Police is not giving up. We will continue to use education, enforcement and every tool at our disposal in our fight against impaired driving.”
The result of impaired driving in community has experienced, said Joliffe, many tragic incidents.
Despite the loss of so many lives drivers still continue to put innocent people at risk.
The motorists are reminded by York Regional Police of the dangers of impaired driving and the serious consequences imposed for those found to be drinking or using drugs and driving.
The legal consequences of an impaired driving charge can include roadside vehicle impoundment and automatic driver’s license suspension.
In some cases the courts can impose impose longer licence suspensions, large fines and in some times, imprisonment.
York Regional Police considers these incidents a life-threatening and thanks members of the community for helping them stop and arrest impaired drivers by calling 9-1-1 through the Safe Roads...Your Call program.
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)