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Citizen calls 9-1-1 after watching vehicle collide with parked car, pole

2019/06/03|Categories: Article, Campaign 911|Tags: , |

NewmarketToday Staff June 3, 2019 NEWS RELEASE YORK REGIONAL POLICE ************************* York Regional Police has charged 27 drivers over the past week with impaired-related criminal driving offences. In one of the incidents which occurred on Friday, May 31, 2019, shortly before 3 p.m., York Regional Police received a call to 9-1-1 from a concerned citizen [...]

2 GTA cops facing impaired driving charges

2019/02/11|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

Community Comes Together To Help Fight Impaired Driving At MADD Canada PIA Law Strides for Change (GTA) Event

2018/05/30|Categories: Provincial Media Release|Tags: , |

Oakville, Ontario – Community members, supporters and volunteers will gather on Sunday at the MADD Canada PIA Law Strides for Change (GTA) event to raise funds and awareness to help stop impaired driving and support victims and survivors. Impaired driving continues to be a deadly problem on Canadian roads, claiming more than 1,000 lives each [...]

Moving to root out drug-impaired drivers

2017/01/09|Categories: Article|Tags: , , , |

Toronto Sun January 9, 2017 Ottawa needs to establish levels of impairment for motorists who consume a mix of alcohol and marijuana, according to MADD Canada. Canada’s Liberal government plans on introducing a bill to legalize pot in the spring and there are currently tests being done on marijuana breathalyzers. If a driver is under [...]

York Regional Police might start naming and shaming alleged impaired drivers

2017/01/09|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

CBC January 9, 2017 After one of the deadliest years in recent history, York Regional Police says it will consider publicly naming each person it charges with an impaired driving offence. "We're trying everything," said Const. Andy Pattenden. "This is just one more tool that may have an impact." Police say the number of impaired [...]

York police say 2016 one of worst years for impaired driving fatalities

2017/01/04|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

Toronto Star Jan. 4, 2017 · York Regional Police are calling 2016 one of the worst years they’ve seen recently for impaired driving deaths, after nine people were killed in drunk-driving incidents. There were 1,265 total drunk-driving incidents in 2016, an increase of 10 over the previous year. “It’s surprising and baffling, to be honest, [...]

Backlog of Toronto drunk-driving cases threatens goal of zero tolerance

2016/12/02|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

Globe and Mail December 2, 2016 A 23-year-old landscaper was pulled over by Peel Regional Police in a routine traffic stop on March 23, 2015. After failing a breathalyzer test, he was charged with impaired driving. In legal terms, it was a basic over 80 case and should have taken no more than a few [...]

MADD launches Red Ribbon campaign at Toronto police headquarters

2016/11/07|Categories: Article, Project Red Ribbon|Tags: , |

City Centre Mirror November 7, 2016 When Brian Wijeratne heard a knock on his door on a Sunday morning in August 2012, he was expecting to see his family. Instead, he saw a pair of OPP officers who informed him that his father Neil and sister Eleesha were killed in a crash and that his [...]

Neville-Lake tragedy highlights ‘disturbing trend’ of impaired driving in suburbs

2016/09/03|Categories: Article|Tags: , , |

Toronto Star September 3, 2016 Last March, Jennifer Neville-Lake held up a photo album filled with photos of her three children. The grieving mother used the book, titled “My consequences,” to illustrate her passionate plea to the public to consider the outcome of drinking and driving. Driving while intoxicated is a problem on the rise [...]

Nightly RIDE spot checks happening throughout Toronto until the first week of January

2015/12/23|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

Beach Mirror December 23, 2015 The last thing Toronto police Sgt. Gary Olson, of 55 Division, wants to do at this time of the year – or at any time of the year for that matter – is knock on the door of a family whose loved one has been killed or seriously injured as [...]